Research Library

Our expansive collection of books and reference materials, including Shehu
Yar'Adua's personal papers, are available to registered members.

Our Research Library provides information resources and reference services to members of the public in the areas of economic development, governance, conflict resolution, religious tolerance, politics, law, human rights, gender equality, climate change, journalism and history. It has a collection of local and international novels as well as a section of children’s literature.

The library houses The Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Collection which consists of the personal papers of late Shehu Yar’Adua; his notes, documents, speeches, journals and reports from the civil war through his time in government, politics, business up until his imprisonment.

The Library, in collaboration with Book Trybe, hosts book club meetings every last Friday of the month at 5pm at the Yar'Adua Centre Library. The gathering brings together enthusiastic readers to engage in stimulating discussions about captivating books. The book club embraces a wide range of genres, including classics, and contemporary bestsellers by Nigerian, African, and foreign authors.

Featured Books


Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. Removed from school and sold as a third wife to an old man, her life amounts to four goats, two bags of rice, some chickens, and a new TV. 


Ronke wants happily ever after and 2 kids. She's dating Kayode and believes he is "the one" (perfect, like her dead father). Her friends think he's just another in a long line of dodgy Nigerian boyfriends.


A compelling tale of family and sisterhood, echoing the themes of Bernardine Evaristo and Tayari Jones. The story begins with Udodi's death, unleashing a storm that shatters the protagonist Nani's world.


The story revolves around Kingsley, a young Nigerian man, ensnared in the dangerous web of 419 scams to support his struggling family.



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