Shelf Books.

There are about Nine Thousand and four hundred twenty two (9422) books on the shelves. A total of Periodicals are 1972, different file notes from the professors in the Institute are 204, Cassettes and CDs 140, in the store 1841.

TOTAL OF ALL BOOKS WHICH WE HAVE IN THE LIBRARY ARE 13439 PLUS 140 CASSETTES AND CDS. They are divided according to subject matter following the Dewey Decimal system. These are books which may be borrowed using student’s personal library borrowing card. To borrow a book, a student must have read the regulations, have accepted the regulations, and his institute pay a fee for his borrowing card.

Reference Books.

All dictionaries, encyclopedias, Biblical Commentaries and such like are of their nature REFERENCE. This means that they cannot be removed from the library, for any reason, at any time. If some books are in great demand for a course they may be declared temporarily reference by the professor or librarian. This is to ensure that everyone has a chance to consult the book.

Text Books.

These are allocated to individual students to use and to care for until the end of the semester. These may be Dictionaries, Jerusalem Bibles, French Text Books and the like. These may be kept in the students’ room or classroom but is the responsibility of the individual student. If the book is damaged or not returned at the end of the semester, the student must pay for a replacement.

  • Office: 1
  • Work Room: 2.
  • Periodicals   3 Shelf’s
  • Seminar Room: None
  • Main Library: 2
  • Catalogue Space:  Computer and Books
  • Archive Reserve: 2 Rooms
  • Number of Books and Their Relevance: 9422
  • Number of Periodical: 1972
  • System of Classification:  Dewey Decimal System (Surname of the Author And According To Their Respective Course)
  • Hours of Operation: 11(See the Timetable)
  • Sitting Capacity: 66
  • Cloakroom: 1 outside In the Veranda

Care of the Book

  • NEVER underline, mark or write on any library book in any manner whatsoever.
  • NEVER turn down the corner of a page to mark your place.
  • Do NOT drop, throw, push or handle books roughly.
  • SILENCE should be observed in the library at all times.
  • Do not handles the books if your hands are dirty.
  • RETURN books promptly when they are due.
  • It is forbidden to even think of taking books home during the holidays.
  • Do not returns books to the shelf after use. That is librarian's job.

There library is the centre of our academic programme. It is a well-designed and stocked library. We continue to add new books every month. We spend ten thousand dollar on the library every year. It is our library; we should be proud of it and cooperate in keeping everything is good condition. It belongs to those of the past who have used it, those of the present who use it and to future generations who will continue to benefit from it. A book should last for a hundred years. Please cooperate with the librarians so that we can all use the books with a maximum of profit to all.
The permanent Librarian Sr. Bungu Marie Josephat has full authority to enforce the rules of the library concerning care and borrowing of books. The students assisting her are also responsible to follow and enforce the regulations.
Fr. Joseph Shayo Chief Librarian.



Our Contact

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Our Status

The Spiritan Missionary Seminary – SMS – is a Philosophical Institute, which is owned and administered by the Congregation of the Holy Ghost, otherwise known as Spiritans.
The SMS is open to receive students from other Congregations and Society.