Library

Library

Introduction

The Nigeria High Commission Library in the United Kingdom is essentially a reference library. It holds Federal Republic of Nigeria publications, trade directories and a wide range of general educational and cultural topics about Nigeria. It also holds archival material which relates to British rule in Nigeria. The majority of the archival materials which date back to the late nineteenth century may be used for research purposes.

The Library contains several thousand volumes of works on Nigeria, the bulk of which relates to Federal and State Governments - summaries of legislation, annual report and statistics. The collections also include reference books and bibliographical tools - encyclopaedias, dictionaries and directories. The Library regularly publishes a list of recent acquisitions. It is located on the ground floor of the Chancery.

Multimedia

News Archive

High Commission News
High Commissioner Speeches

Services

Information Services Enquiry services are available - Library staff answer enquiries on all topics relating to Nigeria. We will give advice on sources of information outside the Library's own stock
Inter-library loans Inter-library loans are available. Photocopies of articles from Nigerian government publications held by the library will be provided on request to individuals. Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope if you require a photo-copied article. A small charge will be made to cover the costs of photocopying
Loans The Nigeria High Commission Library is essentially a reference library. There are no borrowing facilities.
Group visits Group visits to the Library, to look at materials relating to Nigeria, are welcome. To arrange a visit, please contact the Librarian.
Photocopying service A photocopier is available in the Library. We charge a small fee towards photocopying.

Collections

Federal Government of Nigeria Publications (G) These are Federal Government publications originating from government departments/institutions
Federal Government of Nigeria Publications (FR) 1960-67

These are Federal Government publications which relate specifically to the former regions of Nigeria - Eastern, Northern, Western including Mid-Western Region.

Annual report, statistics, summaries of legislation by each of the former regions are kept next to the FR publications.

States' Publications (SGOV) These are publications by all the States of Nigeria.
Official Gazettes The Library holds the following official gazettes:
  1. Official gazettes of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
  2. Official gazettes of State governments of Nigeria
Periodical Collections The Library receives leading journals from Nigeria and other countries covering subjects such as economics, education, history and politics. From time to time the Library receives publications by the following organisations: ECOWAS, OAU, UN, UNESCO. British parliamentary & Commonwealth Secretariat publications are also available in the Library.
Current Information Files The Library has current information on a variety of subjects relevant to Nigeria (These files may be used for reference in the Library)
Newspapers The Library obtains regularly a number of leading Nigerian newspapers as well as those of the U.K.
Archives Official gazettes of the former regional governments of Nigeria, laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria are held in the archives. Other materials include books & journals of historical importance.
Catalogues The card catalogue is arranged in a "dictionary" sequence, which consists of author, title and subject cards arranged in one alphabetical sequence. In addition there is a separate list of journal titles and holdings. Fiction and literary works are listed separately.
Poster Collection The Library has a collection of colour posters which may be borrowed for use in schools and other educational institutions. The posters include scenes of Nigerian life, historical events and famous Nigerians. Most posters are A3 size or slightly larger. Posters should be borrowed and returned in person, or can be returned in the mail if packed in a mailing tube.
Travel Information The Library holds several travel guides to Nigeria & West Africa, which may be consulted by library users. The Library also holds several State guides to individual states of Nigeria. Travel guides may be photocopied, (within the guidelines of the Copyright Act).

Opening Hours & Availability

Library

Open: Monday - Friday: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm

Telephone: 0207 839 1244 ext 279

Offices of The High Commission

Open: Monday - Friday: 9.30 am - 5.30 pm

The Library and the High Commission observe the national holidays of Nigeria and those of the United Kingdom. Please check in advance if you intend visiting either the High Commission or the Library.

The Library is open to the general public, organisations and government departments It is advisable to have some form of identification, (e.g. student card, other library ticket, driving licence or passport), if you are planning to undertake extensive research in the Library's archives. Please note that visit to the Library is by appointment

PASSPORT PROCESSING APPOINTMENT WITH THE NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION LONDON IS NOW COMPULSORY



VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL PASSPORT APPLICANTS

     AS WE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED ON THIS WEBSITE AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS, PASSPORT PROCESSING BOOKING DATE MUST BE SECURED BEFORE MAKING YOUR WAY TO THE NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION TO PROCESS YOUR PASSPORT.

     WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, THE OLD PASSPORT BOOKING APPOINTMENT WITH SLOT NUMBER WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED, AND IT IS NOW REPLACED WITH "PASSPORT APPOINTMENT BOOKING" WITH ALLOCATED DATE AND TIME FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT. THIS TIME MUST BE STRICTLY RESPECTED.


     THE PASSPORT PROCESSING BOOKING DATE CAN BE OBTAINED ONLY FROM THE NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION WEBSITE (NOT FROM THE NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE WEBSITE), AND TAKE NOTE THAT THIS APPOINTMENT DATE IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM THE "INTERVIEW DATE" - PRINTED ON THE PASSPORT PAYMENT SLIP AFTER MAKING PAYMENT ON THE NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE WEBSITE.   THE DATE ON PASSPORT PAYMENT SLIP, AS THE NAME IMPLIES, IS AN INTERVIEW DATE AND NOT PASSPORT PROCESSING APPOINTMENT DATE WITH THE NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION IN LONDON.

TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING

1.  COLLECTION OF PASSPORT FROM THE DAY BIOMETRIC CAPTURING IS 10 WORKING DAYS ;

2.      APPLICANTS WITHOUT A PRINTED COPY OF PASSPORT PROCESSING BOOKING DATE(OBTAINABLE ONLY FROM NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION WEBSITE) WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO THE HIGH COMMISSION;

3.  ALL PASSPORT BOOKING APPOINTMENTS WILL BE VERIFIED ON OUR APPOINTMENT BOOKING SYSTEM;

4. ONLY THE APPLICANT NAMES THAT APPEAR ON OUR APPOINTMENT BOOKING SYSTEM CAN BE PROCESSED;

5.  APPLICANTS WITH FAKE APPOINTMENT BOOKING WILL BE SANCTIONED;

6.  THE OLD APPOINTMENT BOOKING WITH SLOT NUMBER WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED;

7.  MISSED APPOINTMENT MUST BE REBOOKED. HOWEVER, IF YOUR INTERVIEW DATE IS GONE, BUT NOT FOR MORE THAN 6 MONTHS, YOU CAN STILL MAKE A PASSPORT APPOINTMENT BOOKING. SIMPLY INPUT A FUTURE DATE AS INTERVIEW DATE. FOR EXAMPLE: IF TODAY IS MARCH 5, 2018 BUT YOUR INTERVIEW DATE IS ALREADY GONE, FOR EXAMPLE FEBRUARY 20,2018, SIMPLY INPUT ANY FUTURE DATE AS YOUR INTERVIEW DATE, E.G. MARCH 15, 2018.


USEFUL LINKS ON HOW TO BOOK YOUR PASSPORT PROCESSING APPOINTMENT

- Click here for more information on how to book your appointment online from the Nigeria High Commission website

- Click here to secure PASSPORT PROCESSING APPOINTMENT DATE ON myVisit PLATFORM OF NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION

*Note that appointment can be booked not only from computer desktops, but also from your mobile phones, iPads or Tablets. Simply download and install "MyVisit" app from Apple Store (For iPhones and iPads), and Google Play Store (For Android mobile phones, and tablets).


HOW TO CHECK IF YOUR PASSPORT IS READY FOR COLLECTION

- Click here to check if your passport is ready for collection

RESUMPTION OF POSTAL SERVICES

     WITH EFFECT FROM MONDAY MARCH 5, 2018, APPLICANTS LIVING OUTSIDE LONDON CAN REQUEST TO HAVE THEIR REISSUED PASSPORT DELIVERED TO THEM BY SPECIAL DELIVERY POSTAL SERVICES. INTERESTED APPLICANTS, MUST SUBMIT A SPECIAL DELIVERY SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE TO IMMIGRATION SECTION, IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE BIOMETRIC CAPTURE.


Immigration Section
Nigeria High Commission
London.