Government Information technology library sees the provision of information as a way to:
1. Maximize use of the collections by facilitating a greater volume of networked access by providing the enhanced functionality intrinsic to the digitized items.
2. Reflect national and international priorities for wider access to, and enhanced use of the digitized materials available within the library.
3. Contribute to the conservation of original materials for future users.
4. Recognize that the Library Catalog contains more than books.
5. Interpret and evaluate Web search engine results.
6. Understand the organization of the Internet.
Government Information Technology library offers Services mainly to Civil Servants within the Ministry of Finance and other Ministries in the area of Information technology and Management.
As an Information technology library within the Civil service, some of the services and information materials are still new to users especially those who are not computer literate.
However it is the desire of the Library and it's staff through computerization and in future digitalization of the library to create awareness to the users and also equip them with the necessary skills.
1. Reference services
2. Current Awareness and SDI services
3. Issuing of information resources
4. Online browsing services
5. Reference services
The services offered are mainly in relation to information materials such as Dictionaries, Encyclopedia and newspapers which can not be borrowed but are readily available in the library website and internet for users.
Current Awareness Service & Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)
The users are able to know what is the up to date information on issues related to Information Technology and Management. The library is also able to choose and advice the users on what information would be best for them and the resources that can best suite the needs of the user.
This is whereby the users are served within the library and are able to borrow information materials such as online books which are in CD format, books, manuals, software and periodicals.
Online browsing services.
Users are allowed to browse through the internet for not more than twenty minutes (20mins.). However it is strictly indicated that no porno graphical sites should be viewed within the library.
Priorities of G.I.T.S Library are:
1. Manage content digitized within the library
2. Establishing procedures for collaborative cataloguing and resource description
3. Creation of searchable and brows able user interfaces.
4. Selection, evaluation and description of internet resources.
5. Cross searching of selected catalogues of local ministerial libraries, archives and parastatal libraries.
6. Development of content maintenance and workflow procedures.
7. More flexible and dynamic search options.
8. Common subscription services.
9. Possible extension to other organizations that are within our docket and geographical areas.
As an information technology services library, those targeted are mainly the newly enrolled clients who are shown how to locate and retrieve information materials from the library using the digital facilities available.
They are introduced to retrieval tools such as online facilities available and the use of reference tools such as dictionary and encyclopedias .
The library has a collection of books, periodicals, diskettes, tapes and CD-Rom that are of importance to the users. They are available on request for strict use by the registered members of the library who can borrow them.
The diskettes and Compact disks (CDs) can be borrowed for not more than two days, Periodicals such as PC World and PC Magazine are borrowed for a period four days and books for a duration of two weeks exclusive of weekends.
Government publications of all types though not available within the library can be accessed online through the Government of Kenya website.