Resource center and Library Department
The Centre for Doctrine Synthesization and Development operates a library which was
established to serve the
MoD/UPDF Officers and men. This Library was formerly housed at TISU and was shifted to
CDSD on the 13 April 2013,
due to inadequate space at TISU and its usability.
Vision of the library
To have an information centre that is well equipped and organized to provide updated
information, as well as
preserving MoD/UPDF Publications.
Mission of the library
To provide sources of information for research and decision making to all levels of
Objectives of the library
- Supporting Research for Center
- Ensure safety and custody of the information sources
- Preserving literature for reference
- Promoting current awareness
Nature of stock
The library is stocked with books, magazines, write ups, speeches and MoD publications.
is organized into four
sections; Open shelves, Reserve section, Periodical section, and Reference section.
Basing on the research requirements of the users, the library covers several thematic
subject areas which
include: Military Art and Science, History, Political Science, Management, Health
Social economic, and
Technology, among others. The stock is mainly sourced through direct purchases and
donations. Currently the library
collection has grown to a total number of 800 books and 15 titles of magazines.
The library is organized according to ten classes of Dewey Decimal Classification
- 000 - Generalities
- 100- Philosophy and psychology
- 200 -Religion
- 300- Social science
- 400- Language
- 500- Natural Sciences and Mathematics
- 700- The Arts
- 800- Literature and Rhetoric
- 900-Geography and History
WINISIS- Library software was installed to ease library management. It is user friendly
it is used to retrieve
and access the materials. In other words it serves as a library catalogue.
The Library has got two full time librarians and one system Assistant who handles the
and ensures that it operates effectively.
Library rules and regulations
Like any other institution, the library has got rules and regulations which are used as
guidelines while conducting
library business. Thus, both the staff and library users have to respect them.
The library operates as follows;
Monday to Friday: 8:30 to 5:00pm
The library remains closed on Weekends and public holidays
Military history and UPDF museum (future program)