WSU Libraries


Library and documentation of Wolaita Sodo University was commenced its operation in 1999. The library activity of Wolaita Sodo university started with the setting up of one library branch, with a possession of 1500 books, donated by Wolayita Development Association and ministry of education. The activity of providing library service to the university community started along with the starting of academic programs, to achieve excellence in teaching, research and community services by providing access to up-to-date and reliable knowledge, information and services.

In 2002 when the university intake capacity dramatically increase and the collection of books becomes more, Second branch library was opened, to optimize the resource utilization and maximize convenience to the users. The library and documentation has been providing 24x7 service to its customers by 2003 E.C.

The Main library was built in 2006 with air condition, CCTV surveillance camera system, and started its service since 2007. Currently Main library, Natural And Computational library, Social Science library, Health and medicine library, postgraduate library are serving the university community. The constructions of one new building are undergoing for college of Health Science and Medicine.

Currently, our libraries have 90,000 and above printed books, database of Ejournals, Digital library, internet services, free open WIFI access, Female Internet room, Documentations and binding services, well-timed newspaper, digital signage and Research reference rooms. And also, We are in progress to organize the new library in Otona campuses with 1000 seats in the library and we are on process of the building new library for the Dawuro Tercha library, Technology and postgraduate library



Wolita Sodo university Library aspire to be a thriving Library, continues to embrace change , support professional growth, and differentiate us the leading and preferable academic Library in the county and recognized research oriented Library in Africa.


The mission of Wolaita Sodo university Library is to enrich the lives of our users through comprehensive collection, quality service, well-organized and up-to-date collections in supporting of the research, teaching and learning need of the university community.



  • To help the users to reach their full potential by providing multifaceted, supportive learning and teaching environment.

  • Deliver a quality service to position the university as the leading learning and research center.

  • Creating an environment conducive to learning and research

  • provide up-to-date information to boost up learning and research




  • Render up-to-date, efficient, excellence service to the university community.



  • Impartiality: Treat all human beings with the spirit of equity and fairness without discrimination.

  • Punctuality: Provide service to Library and Documentation users on time

  • Accountability: Take full responsibility for assigned roles and duties



The Library renders the following services:

  • Providing books for spot-reading in each Library rooms

  • Lending Library resources such as books to the University community

  • Providing Internet services

  • Digital library


WSU give 24x7 service, it is open 2:00AM- 6:00AM (Monday-Saturday) and on Sunday from 2:00pm-6:00am, except in public holidays.


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