Directorate of Co-operative Library and Archives (DCLA)

Dr. George E. Matto

DCLA Background

Since 1963 the Moshi Co-operative University (MoCU) library has remained a central resource facility for providing timely information for the purpose of facilitating teaching, study, research, and consultancy in areas of cooperative and cooperation, rural development, accountancy, community development, laws, librarianship, information and communication technology, entrepreneurship and other related disciplines.

Goals and Objectives

The main goal of MoCU Library is to support teaching, research and consultancy in the University as well as at higher learning institutions and in the community. The objectives of the Library are to meet the information needs of the academic community by acquiring, processing, storing, preserving and disseminating relevant materials, managing an information database, educating and training library users on search, access and utilization of information services and providing practical training facilities for students.

DCLA Structure

Administratively, the Director of the Library reports to the Deputy Vice Chancellor -Academic. The directorate is made up of four departments namely: Technical Services, Readers’ Services and Circulation, Co-operative Documentation and Department of Archives.


Our vision is to become the most modern co-operative library with well equipped and up to date co-operative information that provide quality services to the University community, the country, continent and the world at large.


Our mission is to contribute to the attainment of academic excellence in co-operative studies by providing intellectuals access to co-operative materials and information available at the university library and elsewhere through interlibrary loans, and training in locating strategies and use of these materials.


Values of our library is that all functions will be guided by  a manner that users’ need will be met through provision of adequacy, timely and quality scholarly information resources to support study, research and consultancy whereas other academic related functions will be guided by values listed in the MoCU strategic plan.