Frequently Asked Questions
Joining the Library
To join the Community Library, you can fill out and submit a registration form, either at home or in person at the Library. Minors (18 years and younger) need a parent's or guardian's consent in order to join. After submitting the completed registration form, you will receive an email with a unique code which, along with two passport photographs, you will need to take to the Library for the production of your Library card.
- A Library card is free but requires registration. ZODML has two types of patrons: Standard and Friends of the Library. You may register either as a Standard patron or as a Friend of the Library. There is no fee to register as a Standard patron; however, you will have to pay N200 to cover the administrative costs of producing your Library card (children and students are exempted from this charge).
Friends of the Library make a donation of N5000 or more to support our community projects which impact thousands of underserved Nigerians.
Standard members have access to our facilities and services but cannot use our special reading rooms or hire our laptops.
Friends of the Library have access to our facilities and services. In addition, they have the following benefits:
- Use of our special reading rooms
- Free hire of our laptops for in-library use only
- Internet access on their laptops from anywhere in the library
A Library card is valid for one year and can be renewed in person either on the same terms or upgraded from Standard to Friend of the Library.
Yes, children are welcome at ZODML.
The Library is open from Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm, and on Saturdays between 9am and 2pm. The Library is closed on Sundays and federal public holidays.
Books not marked ‘reference only’, DVDs, and audiobooks may be borrowed from the Library. DVDs attract a N100 rental fee.
Newspapers and magazines are available only to members to peruse within the Library’s premises and should not be taken out.
Find information on borrowing items on the Library Services page.
You do not need a Library card to access our online resources; however, you may need to register (free of charge) to access some of the resources.
Yes: ZODML accepts donations in cash or kind from the public. We accept both online cash donations and donations made in person. Books, audiobooks and DVDs in good condition are especially welcome. If donated materials cannot be included in the Library’s collection, they will be sold.
We have a selection of fairly used books on sale at the Community Library. We do not sell new books at present.