Library Unit

Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Yaba, Lagos.




 Position: HOD
: Library
 Work Rate: 24 Hours
 Email: libraryThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




The hundred year old hospital is situated in the Lagos metropolis, the main hospital being in Yaba while the annex is located in Oshodi. It has fifteen wards and three hundred and fifty seven beds space for admission of patients. The hospital provides comprehensive psychiatric services for patients. These services are provided by mental health professionals that include Medical Doctors, Nurses, Social welfare Officers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, pharmacist, Library professionals and Laboratory Scientist. It also has Administrative Officers, Accountants and Auditors.

The library is located on the first floor of a story building at the centre of the hospital. The library is divided into two sections (i.e. Reader’s services and Technical services) with five units (Circulation, Cataloguing, Acquisition, Serial, Reference and Reserved) the total staff strength is fourteen with two professional librarians, one library Officer and eleven support staff. The library also has two units’ libraries for the Institution’s professional schools i.e. Post Basic Psychiatric School of Nursing located in the hospital compound in Yaba and Federal School of Occupational Therapy which is located at the hospital’s annex in Oshodi area of Lagos. The hospital’s collections cut across psychiatric textbooks and other related areas such as psychology, sociology, social welfare, drug abuse, nursing, occupational therapy among others. Story books, fiction books, educational video cassette, reference materials and others.


The library also have access to the following databases:-

  • Hinari, Highwire, PubMed, Medline, Etc.

Over the years, the Federal Neuropsychiatric hospital library has gone through a period of expansion and development geared to meet the needs of the hospital community to attract the general public to the study centre as part of its psychiatric destigmatization strategies.

Core responsibilities of the library is to meet the needs of the recently established Federal school of occupational therapy, post basic psychiatric school of nursing in addition to the already existing postgraduate residency training in psychiatry and the patients. The library of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital is operated as a special library. Hours of opening is as follows:-


  1. Mondays – Fridays 8.00am – 8.00pm
  2. Saturdays 10.00am – 6.00pm
  3. Sundays and public holidays (closed)

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