Welcome to the icipe library, also known as the Information Resource Centre (IRC). We are currently located in the Formicarium, Termitarium and Tsetse rooms of the Thomas Odhiambo Conference centre, Duduville Campus. The icipe IRC and its staff are here to support your research and studies, providing you with access to information – whether online or printed – and the skills to make the most of it.

Opening Hours

From 09:00 – 17:00 hours during week days
Closed on weekends and public holidays

Using the Library (Registration)

As an icipe staff or icipe student you are entitled to full access to all library resources, borrow books and other printed materials, and search for and download online journal articles and books. Before borrowing the library resources, students and staff must be registered on th system. Please visit the library to be registered, or Contact Us


Visitors to the campus are welcome to use of the library facilities for reference and private study. Visitors should first notify the library via email so that arrangements can be made for them to be allowed entry at the main gate of icipe. Visitors can access E- Resources via the dedicated computers in the library. WiFi is available.


Library staff can provide training to all staff and students, either individually or in groups. Training includes:

  • Introduction to library services
  • Access to information resources
  • Information literacy
  • Reference management
  • Publication policy and ethics (including plagiarism and predatory journals)

The library staff are happy to help! Ask for help at the Information Desk in the library or Contact Us. The library holds information literacy/library training every Friday. Contact Us to book a session.

If you would like to teach yourself, then please check out the following

Links on Library training