The teaching of Library and Information Science Courses, especially in the age of ICTs requires a functional
computer laboratory. This among other factors necessitated the establishment of the departmental computer laboratory.
The laboratory is well equipped with more than 30 computers, internet connectivity and other ICT facilities.
The Abdullahi Mohammed Public Library (SPL) serves as the departmental library and laboratory for practical.
It located near the North Gate of the Main Campus. It was opened on 5th May, 1963. It is financed and administered
by Ahmadu Bello Uinversity, Zaria through the Department of Library and Information science.
The objects of setting up the library are to cater for the Ahmadu Bello University community, the general
public in Samaru and the surrounding villages. It is also to serve as a training ground for the students of
the Library and Information Science department of the university. It is opened to all staff members of the
university. The library is divided into two sections adults and children sections.
Most of the users are from ABU Demonstration school and other students from neighboring secondary schools.
The collection of the library is however, similar in every respect to that of a typical public library
collection. The children section is stocked with some children's books from other countries.