About Us


The Library at Hope Africa University began with approximately 300 books when the university began and was located in Karinde, Kenya not far from Nairobi. 


After the move to Bujumbura, Burundi in January of 2004, the library collection gradually grew to the current size of approximately 28,000 volumes.

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Vivian Dake A. library is to provide the members of HAU’s academic community access to resources that support instruction and research, and to enhance information literacy among its users 

It is to support the academic programs and independent research of the institution through the continuous process of acquiring, organizing and disseminating relevant information within the scope of the courses and disciplines researched.  

With this mission in mind the library endeavors to: 

  • Develop collections of sufficient quality, size and diversity to support instruction and research 
  • Organize and provide convenient access to these collections along with access to a variety of external information resources. 
  • Teach formally and informally the skills necessary for members  of the Hope Africa University to utilize information resources independently, critically, and efficiently using both traditional and evolving technology( e.g the computerized catalog and traditional card catalog) 
  • Provide a staff that collectively possesses the specialized skills necessary for the library to function in a diverse, global and increasingly complex information environment. 
  • Create an environment within the library and beyond that encourages research and life-long learning  

Library Patrons:

All HAU faculty, staff, employees, students, Alumni visiting lecturers and others granted privileges from the Library Director are free to use the library.

Borrowing Privileges & Policies:

Students may use books only in the library.

Materials at the Reception Desk may be used in the library for two hours.