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Library Rules and Regulations

In order to maintain a safe and welcoming environment for reading, learning and other Library activities, the Kagadi Institute of Science and Technology Library require all Students and Visitors to comply with the following General Rules and Regulations Treat others with dignity, courtesy and respect. Always carry your Institute ID card as you need it

How to Access the E-Library

All KISTEC students have free access to the e-library. You get access codes to the resources from the office of the Institute Librarian. Each course has it’s own password that gives you access to the online shelf. Once you are on the course page, you will be required to enter the password in order for

Working Hours

KISTEC online library is open 24/7 from Monday to Friday except on 2nd, 12th and 22nd of every month. The physical library opens at 8:00am to 5pm. Physical Library users are advised to use come along with Covid-19 personal protective equipment like face masks, personal hand sanitizer among others.

Research4Life Programme

Access authentic Resources

Research4Life Programme

The programme has up to 111,000 books, up to 29,000 journals and up to 120 other resources. There are five programs through which users can access content: Research for Health (Hinari), Research in Agriculture (AGORA), Research in the Environment (OARE), Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) and Research for Global Justice (GOALI).

Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA)

AGORA provides a collection of up to 15,500 key journals and up to 48,000 books in more than 115 countries. AGORA is designed to enhance the scholarship of the many thousands of students, faculty and researchers in agriculture and life sciences in the developing world. Login to AGORA HERE

ARDI – Research for Innovation

The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program, coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in the publishing industry, aims to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries. Currently, over 100 publishers provide access to around 30,000 journals, books, and reference works for 120 developing countries and territories through ARDI. Login to ARDI HERE

Online access to research in the environment (OARE)


Access up to 11,500 scientific journals, 27,000 e-books, 40 databases and other information resources in 118 countries. It is led by UN Environment in partnership with leading scientific publishers and Yale University. Login to OARE HERE

Global Online Access to Legal Information

GOALI is a public-private partnership of the International Labour Organization (ILO) as a UN agency, together with Brill Nijhoff, the International Training Centre of the ILO and academic partners Cornell Law School Library and the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School. Login to GOALI HERE

Hinari Access to Research for Health programme

Access Up to 21,000 journals, up to 69,000 e-books, up to 115 other information resources are now available to health institutions in more than 125 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health. Login to Hinari HERE


Keep on the updated with the recent developments in Agriculture

Top 5 Tech Innovations in Agriculture

Advances in technology are key to the future of agriculture as farmers strive to feed the world with limited natural resources There are an estimated 570 million farms in the world and, in a neat twist of number synergy, according to Valoral Advisors, funding rounds in technological innovations in agriculture and along the food value


A number of countries are growing ginger (Zingiber officinale ) including china, Indonesia, Nigeria, Thailand and Uganda. Ginger is exported to Japan, Hong Kong, Britain Northern Ireland, Sudan and Congo. In Uganda (Kampala) ginger is brought in Owino, Nakasero and Bwaise markets. The major ginger growing districts in Uganda are: Gomba, Mpigi,  Wakiso, Mukono , Masaka 

Towards ending hunger in Uganda amidst changing climate: re-imaging tasks ahead using the post 2015 global development agenda perspective.

Required policies and interventions Climate change is heavily impacting on farm yields thus threatening food and nutritional security affecting potentially 70% of the households in Uganda (Bagamba et al., 2014). Majority (95%) of the farming units are rain-fed with only 3% irrigated (Sridharan et al., 2019). There is need for policies and interventions to promote