Libraries in Lagos: The Full List

If you’re looking for a library or a study centre where you can work or study in a serene atmosphere while using a reliable internet, then any of the libraries in Lagos can be a good starting point.

In this post, we take a look at a full list of the libraries in Lagos and their locations.

  1. Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue Memorial Libraries (ZODML)

ZODML was established in 1999. The resources used in founding this centre were grants and gifts from the widows and daughters of the late Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue.

The centre was set up with the mission to provide free channels for Nigerians to access information and learning tools to acquire knowledge. It was inspired by the life of Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue who rose from a farming background to become the first company secretary and legal adviser to the African Continental Bank through self-learning and access to libraries.

ZODML is dedicated to building a Nigeria in which everyone has the ability to educate themselves. In order to achieve this, the mission establishes community and school libraries, libraries in prison as well as online libraries. The services are provided free of charge.

The Community Library is located at 196 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi and was officially opened in 2000 with more than 22,000 books and audiovisual materials available to over 6,000 patrons (including students from government schools) to browse through and borrow, it is a rich and thriving space for knowledge seekers and book lovers.

ZODML comprise internet learning centres, libraries in government schools and prisons and monthly reading programmes (CATHY, JSRP and SSRP).

The organization has an online library which was created in 2012 to broaden the reach of ZODML’s services and resources beyond its physical locations.

You will also find diverse educational materials (including JAMB and WASSCE past question papers) and a Discover Nigeria section (which highlights the best of Nigeria’s history and culture).

  1. Chapter Eleven Limited

Chapter Eleven Limited is a privately owned library which is available for public use. The library is located in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

The centre was borne out of a desire to provide a comfortable ambience for people to read/study without any distraction.

The library provide 24/7 power supply, reliable internet connectivity and a peaceful ambience.

The centre is made up of rooms that have been carefully painted with each having different colours on each panel and an accent wall to ensure the right feel is created.

You can choose any room that best suits you and while you’re studying, there are relaxation games and a relaxation lounge to ensure you can comfortably cool off when saturated.

You can access drinks and coffee, games, soft music and many more to ensure reading doesn’t become a burden.

  1. YouRead Library

YouRead is located on Herbert Macauley Road in Yaba. The centre was refurbished by GTBank as a corporate social initiative.

The centre was setup as part of GTBank’s commitment to improving the reading culture of the young people in Nigeria.

It was formerly called the Herbert Macaulay Library but it has since been transformed from traditional library to a sophisticated facility to help young people read more.

The library is one of the oldest in Lagos State. Also, it is home to one of the oldest bibles [Apocrypha] in the world and the centre opens to the public on Mondays to Fridays between 8 am and 4 pm.

Access to the YouRead Library is free. Also, there is a digital library arena where computers containing the curriculum of students between Junior Secondary (JS) 1 to Senior Secondary (SS)3.

Additionally, these computers contain e-books on various areas of study, and history about Lagos. This library is quite beneficial to the Yaba community as it encourages the reading culture among students. As we know, Yaba houses two tertiary institutions and numerous secondary schools.

  1. UNILAG Library

Located in the premise of the University of Lagos, the UNILAG Library is open from 8am to 10pm from Monday to Saturday and every last Saturday of the month between 2pm and 10pm.Also, the library has a 24 hours reading room service.

The vision of the UNILAG Library is to be the primary and foremost source/vessel of reliable information for the University Community in its quest to realise its noble vision concerning teaching, research and community services

  1. LeanHUB Library

If you’re looking for a quiet place to study or work, you can go to the

LeanHUB Library is located at 39A Awudu Ekpegha Boulevard Street, Off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

You can learn and read in the serene rooms while using the wifi internet connection.  The centre provides the perfect environment for optimal productivity of students and professionals.

The library is safe location although you will need an entry card to gain admission into the library. The centre can also be used to make presentations or tutorials in the lecture/training rooms

Some of the major features of the library include free internet access, uninterrupted power supply, a relaxation lounge fitted with soft music, a free coffee lounge, relaxation games and the right reading ambience.

Also, the library is known for its excellent customer service. You can register and use the library for free for 120 minutes or become a full member and enjoy the benefits of full membership.

Other major libraries in Lagos include:

  1. Badagry Divisional Library | Marine Road, Badagry, Ojo, Lagos
  2. Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos Library | 9 McEwen Street, Yaba, Lagos
  3. Crimmd Library | 138, Ejigbo Idimu Road, Ejigbo, Oshodi Isolo, Lagos
  4. Crystal Library Solutions Ltd | 18, Tijani Ashogbon Street, Bariga, Lagos
  • Fola Sasegbon Memorial (Law) Library | 46, Akinsoji Street, Fadeyi, Shomolu, Lagos
  • Henry Carr Public Library | Behind Conoil Petrol Station, Cement, Agege, Lagos
  • Ikorodu Divisional Library | T.O.S. Benson Road, Ikorodu, Lagos
  • Lagos Books Club (The College Library) | House 27, 5th Avenue, Festac Town, Amuwo Odofin,
  • Lagos State Library Board | 1, Oba Akinjobi Street, G.R.A, Ikeja, Lagos
  • Legislative Library | Lagos State House Of Assembly Complex, Governers Road, Ikeja, Lagos
  • National Library Of Nigeria | 227, Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba..
  • Strexfree Library | Saint Finbarrs College Road, Akoka, Shomolu, Lagos
  • Tolu Public Library | Temidire Street, Tolu School Complex, Ajegunle, Lagos

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