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Last updated May 18, 2015

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 the 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 Command.

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. It 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 Science, 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.

Library organization

The library is organized according to ten classes of Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme. These include:

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

Library automation

WINISIS- Library software was installed to ease library management. It is user friendly and it is used to retrieve and access the materials. In other words it serves as a library catalogue.

Library staff

The Library has got two full time librarians and one system Assistant who handles the technical activities 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.

Library hours

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)