MEMBERS2019-04-18T18:33:46+00:00

When UgCLA was launched in 2007 it had only 14 member libraries. Over the following five years it experienced astonishing growth, with 92 members by 2011.In 2019 it has a total of 144 members registered altogether and it continues to be joined by new members.UgCLA’s registered members are not all, or not always, active, but at present about fifty of them are, which means that UgCLA knows them to be libraries or information centres that are serving local Ugandan communities, mostly in rural areas. They are independent institutions, and their participation in UgCLA’s activities is entirely voluntary. They are responsible to UgCLA only for such funding as comes to them through UgCLA’s agency.

The libraries vary greatly in resources and capacity. Some enjoy regular support that has enabled them to build up substantial collections of several thousand books and to develop a variety of programmes. Others can offer their users few books and may have to conduct library activities under a tree. The majority have a few hundred books and a modest room or building where people can meet and read. Many have close ties to one or more neighbouring schools, and a considerable number have adult literacy programmes. As from 2014, thirteen of them have internet access, four as a result of a project funded by EIFL (Electronic Information For Libraries) and organized by UgCLA in 2014. Several member libraries are extensions of local NGOs that work towards development more generally. Even those that are not part of a development NGO may run craft groups, demonstration gardens, and public health activities, for as community libraries they believe they should support the whole community and not just its literate members.

Most of UgCLA’s member libraries were founded through local Ugandan initiatives and have deep roots in their communities. Some have enjoyed foreign support as well, the chief benefit of which is that they can afford a salary for a librarian. Those that have no such support must depend on voluntary labour and donations, or else on income generating activities such as charging telephones,which are generally dependent on their having electricity.

The libraries are considered institutional members, but UgCLA has individual members as well, who have joined because they appreciate the importance of the work the association is doing. Some of these individuals then go on to found libraries themselves.

S/NO LIBRARY/ ORGANISATIONLOCATION [REGION]CONTACT PERSON
UgCLA Administrative officePLot 193 block 204 kizza Zone Kawempe. [Kampala]1.Justin N. Kiyimba
2.Aguyo Emmanuel
Abele Information Centre Community Library (formerly Koboko Information Center Community Library)Ombachi self-help p/s Koboko town council, Koboko1.Draru Margaret
Access Knowledge Africa Community Library [at Buiga Sunrise CBO]Banda Kyandaaza, Mukono. 2km frm KISOGA Town[ Mukono Cluster]1.Wendy Heibert (Director)
2.Cathy Bukosela (Librarian)
Adult Education CentreNjeru, Jinja District [Eastern]1.Robert Nsubuga
2.Jjuuko Robert
Adult Literacy and Basic Education Centre (ALBEC)Complex Hall, Makerere University, Kampala [Central]1.Richard Dranda (Dir.)
2.Julius Drabaru (Librarian)
Adult Literacy and Entrepreneurship Association (ALEA)MorukaTipe Road, Tororo [ Eastern]1.Charles Emojong
2.YokemEmojong
ANABEL Resource CentreRubaga Kampala [Central]1.Fred Sebuuma
2.Eunice Nsaire
3.Arthur Ssebaale
Alebtong Community Library CentreAlebtong outside Lira1.David Enyang
Blessed Foster Family FoundationLwanyi village, nr Kyassuma, Kitengesa Parish, Buwunga, Masaka District1.Prince Mawanda (Chr)
2.Sseppuuya CephasMasembe (Sec)
3.LitahEdwarles
BonnaBaana Association Comm. LibraryBukalabi P/S Ch of Uganda;inMpwede Parish, Nakaseke.1.Mr. Robert Kinyenya
2.Ms.Achen Grace
3.Ms. Agnes Namugga W
Budadiri Community Resource CentreBudadiri, Kalawa [Eastern]1.Wasukira
2.Henry
Bugiri Community LibraryBugiri, Jinja-Tororo road, Bugiri District [Eastern]1.David Bwire
2.Michael Oguttu
Bugubo Resource CentreBugiri, Jinja-Tororo road, Bugiri District [Eastern]1.Charles Lugendo
2.Mukama Moses
Bukaya Community LibraryBukaya Njeru Buikwe (Eastern)1.Grace Gulere
2.Shallon Niwagaba
Bukulula Community Resource CenterBukulula S/C offices, Kalungu, Masaka1.BagumaBlaise
2.Prince Mawanda
Bunabumali Good Samaritan Orphan and Needy ProjectBunabumali village, Buwali Parish, Bubiita [Eastern]1.Nakhokho James
2.Joy. N
Bunalwenhi Community LibraryMakuutu Sub-County, 18 miles south of Iganga, Iganga District [Eastern]1.J.W. Waibi-Walubi
2.Deborah Waibi
3.Mwebaza Charity
Bundibugyo Community LibraryBundibujjo next to To the District Headquarters.1.Morris Baluku Mwahulwa ( Director)
2.Morris Baluku
3.James Pitkeathly
Bushikori Christian CentreMabanga Village, Bubirabi Parish, BunghokoSubcounty [Eastern]Jane Ojok
Busia Cross-Border Community LibraryBusia KenyaMaria K. Wafula

Ajambo Esther
Busolwe Public LibraryBusolwe, nr. Tororo, Butaleja District [Eastern]GershomHirome

Mubbalya Charles

Ivan Kaibo

Alungho Rose

Busongora Rural Information Centre (BRIC)Kasese town, in Ordisef building, on road to Kilembe, right-hand side Kasese[Western]Isingoma John Patrick
Bwera Information CentreOld Car Park zone;-BweraMpondwe after Kasese. Plot 4 Bwera Hospital Road. [western]Mapoze Sylvest
Caezaria Public LibraryAjija-Malongwe, Buikwe County, Mukono District [Central]Francis Kigobe

Kaziba Cyprian

Adiru Rose
Centre for Youth Driven Development Initiatives
(CFYDDI)
Ndazabazade village Manyangwa Gayaza, Wakiso District[Central]Enoch Magala

Prossy Babirye
Christian Community Foundation (CCF)Nr. Bududa Town CouncilWalimbwa John Mark,

Nandutu Evelyn

Nabifo Eunice
Community Empowerment and Development Centre LibraryLwampanga Trading Centre, Nakasongola District [Central]Simon Mugabi
Community Solutions CentreMagale Town Board, Manafwa DistrictKwagaFatuma

Eddie Wesonga

MasabaBenon
DWW Children’s Resource Centre (Budadiri CRC)Budadiri, KalawaSironko [Eastern]Wasukira Henry

OcheroAnnet

MugoliMicheal

Norah
Endru Primary SchoolArua DistrictJames Agoni
Ewadri Primary School Community LibraryEyama village, Ewadri Parish, Mindrabe S/county, Arua

[ West Nile]
Bacia Florence
Fr. Bilbao Memorial Primary school Community LibraryMoyo Sub-County, Moyo District [ West Nile/ north west]Mawadri James Edema ,

Ambayo Francis, Ambayo Luke
Friends Children’s LibraryKyanja, mile 7 Gayaza Road, Kampala District [Central]Gillian Kasirye

Muwanguzi Eric

Kasirye George
Gayaza Family Learning Resource Centre( formerly Community Parents concern Bulamu)Gayaza, Wakiso DistrictAugustine Napagi

Immaculate Mutabaire
Good Shepherd Community LibraryBuhimba, HoimaRuth Musoke

Elizabeth Musoke
Hands of Action Uganda (formerly RandaRarmers Library)Bududa-Busano road, nr. Mbale, Bududa District [Eastern]Mukhobeh Moses Khaukha
Ibanda Community LibraryIbanda [Western]Ahimbisibwe Daniel

Tusiime Julius
INFORALL Community LibraryKisumi,  Kampala District [Central]Tiberendwa Douglas

Andrew Bayunga
Joyce Memorial Community LibraryBusoba, Mbale [ Eastern]Wanda Richard

SeshaReacheal
Kabarole Information Centre (KIC)Fort Portal, centre of town [Western]Kaliba Charles

Kaliba Betty
Kabubbu Community LibraryKabubbu, Gayaza Road, Wakiso District [Central]Augustine Napagi

AnnetSsegaggala
Kagoma International Tertiary Youth Foundation LibraryJinja District, Buwenge sub-county [Eastern]I M KirundaKiveigombe
Kakiri Impegwe Community LibraryKakiri, Wakuso District [Central]Byamugisha Peter
Kamaka Primary SchoolArua District [Northwestern]Emvibo Pascal

AlumaSabino

Maturu Celina
Kashari Resource Centre30km Mbarara- Ibanda road Bwizibwera Trading centre Kashari Headquarters Mbarara DistrictBakashaba John Bosco

Natukunda Christine
Kamwenge Communities Information CentreKamwenge town, Kabarole District [Western]Batalingaya George

Sanyu Hope

Tusiime Leah
Kasozi Primary School Community LibraryOn road to Namasagali, Kamuli District [Eastern]Wilber Mugolo

Michael Mwase
Kawempe Youth CentreKawempe, Kizza Zone, Kampala [Central]Esther Kyazike (Coordr/Librarian)

Amia Catherine

Ruth
Kijombo Primary school LibraryKoboko AruaAbiriga Samuel
Kikandwa Environmental AssociationKikandwa, Mityana DistrictGeoffrey Kizito

Kagange john
Kitabiro LibraryMasaka Behind Stanbic BankFr. Peter Bakka

Mariah Mbabazi
Kitagwenda Resource and Information CentreKitagwenda trading centre [Western]ByomuhangiRauliano

Twinomugisha Bernard
Kitengesa Community LibraryBuwuunga Sub-County, Masaka District [Central]Daniel Ahimbisibwe

SsegawaMicheal
Kiwangala Community Library (Formerly COTFONE Community Library)Kiwangala trading centre; Lwengo district; Greater  Masaka [Central]KayingaMudduYisito
Kyabutaika Community LibraryKakooge town, Nakasongola District [Central]Fredrick Kasozi

George Abigaba
Kyaka Rural Information CentreKyegegwa town[Western], KyegegwaMatovu Charles

Rev Mucunguzi I

Kyomuhendo Rex
Lugazi Community LibraryLugazi Town LugaziFrancis Ngoboka

Nixon

Melissa Sevy
Lukhonge Community LibraryMbale district, Lukhonge Village[Eastern]Julius Namisano
Magale Parents Community LibraryMagale Trading Centre, Manafwa District [Eastern]Musila John

Ed’mau- Wesong’a

Musila Moses
Magale Royal Integrated Secondary SchoolMagale Sub County, Manafwa District [Eastern]Wopicho Apollo
Magana Shoma Community LibraryCamp Bwesumbu, Kasese District [Western]Charles Tusanyuke

Laban Twinamasiko

RachealAshemereire

Rose Mugabi
Marko Lukooya Community LibraryBbanda Bugendeladala Mukono Katosi Road [Central]Sserunjogi Rogers

Kizza Gloria

Kamya Rogers
Masanafu Primary SchoolMasanafu Kinoonya zone 1, masanafu primary schoolIga George
Masese Child Development CentreWelukuba Deliverance Church, Jinja [Eastern]Tigawalana Moses

Mary Alice Nabwire

Tom Wakabi
Megabytes NtindaPlot 14 Vubyabilenge, Ntinda [Central]Magaya Fredrick
Mingoro Primary SchoolArua District [Northwestern]Ndema Alex

Ondia Robert
MPC library (Muwerevu Peter Monica Community Library)Bugiri, Muterere, Bugiri District [Eastern]Kisambila E

Kisambila A

Muwerevu Peter
Mpolyabigere Community ibrary- Kidiki (relocated)Kidiki Village Namwendo.

Kamuli District [Eastern/ jinja cluster]
Joseph Waibi

Joshua Kisambira

Joseph Kiwanuka
Mukono Multipurpose Youth Organisation (MUMYO)Naggalama trading Centre- Nkima House Mukono (Kayunga Road)Nakubulwa Base

Byansi

Lawrence
Mummy Foundation Community LibraryKatweMakindye [Central]Kasule Daniel

Ssebalazi  Kevin

Namale Lucy Khan
Mwenge Information Centre (MIC)Kyenjojo town, Kyenjojo District [Western]Monica Marunda

Kato John
Nadiket Community LibraryMoroto District [Northeastern]Fr. Raphael Lobeerei
Nakaseke Community LibraryNakaseke [Central]Peter Balaba
Namaata Young Farmers AssociationKammengo, KampalaEdward Kagaba

Rev. Fr. Edward Ssonko
Namataka Rose Memorial Community LibrarySironko District, Nalusala [ Eastern]Masaba Dennis

Mrs.Masaba Agnes

Mr.Wangolobe
Nambi Sseppuuya Community Resource CentreIgombe village, Buwenge, Kagoma, Jinja District [Eastern]Justin Kiyimba

Isa Maganda
Namuwongo Community LibraryPlot 7 Bukasa near Namuwongo KampalaMegan Davies

OsilloNeithan

Bugingo Victor
Nansana Youth Literacy and Development AssociationNansana Town Council KazoKampala[Central]Seruwagi Andrhamirah N
Narozari Community LibraryBuwunga, Kamwozi , Masaka[Central]Fr. Kaberuka Paul
Network for African Youth Leadership and DevelopmentMasooli – Kitetika, Gayaza Road. Wakiso District [Central]
New Nature FoundationFort- Portal, Kibale National Park.Kemigisa Margaret
Nkokonjeru Community LibraryNkokonjeru , Saamanya villageMillyNakanyike

SenfumaMusoke
Nyaka Blue Lupin Community Library, Kanungu, Nyaka Aids FoundationNyaka, Kambuga, Kanungu District [Western] [Lukuli Kampala admin office]Rosette  Nakabira

Sempa Baker

Tusiimire Mark (Librarian)
Nyaka Blue Lupin, KutambaNyakyishenyi, Sub-County, Rukungiri District [Western]Rosette  Nakabira

Katwebaze Prudence
Nyarushanje Community Library&Empowerment CentreNyarushanje Rukungiri District [Western]Olivia Mugabirwe

Justus Atuyambe
Organisation for the Diffusion of Information on society, Economy, and Finance ( ORDISEF)Off Kilembe Road 1 km from Kasese Town opposite International Hotel Kasese. [Western]Isingoma John Patrick
Okokoro Community LibraryMaracha District, Arua Koboko Rd. [West Nile]Mande Dicky
Ombaderuku Community LibraryArua, AyivuAroi [West Nile]Debo Ernest
Otravu Community LibraryOtravu P/s Arua- Koboko Road [Northwestern] Amvuku Saverio
PaidhaZombo Community LibraryWest Nile Paidha [West nile]DeogratiasOyomungu

Giramia Christine
Pallisa Public Library Pallisa Town Council Offices Palisa. [Eastern]OdekeMicheal

AngidaHellen

Amulen Stella
PEFO Community LibraryJinja, Bujagali [Eastern]Ssewaali Nathan(Librarian)

Ojambo Justin (Director)
Premier Community LibraryRubaga, Kampala [Central]Jehosophat Bukenya

Aloysius Kasekende
Queen of HeavenWest NileAlejojane
Ragem Primary School Community LibraryArua – Kampala Road, Arua District [Northwestern] Moses Aluonzi
Ready for ReadingKagugu Primary School, Kigali, RwandaEmmanuel Bukeye (Librarian)

Katie Uher (Country Director)
RedeemerChildren'ts Home LibraryNothern Uganda WestNile/ Moyo- Arua Road 1km. Opio Richard
Rwentutu Christian Community school libraryRwentutu Village, Kasese District [Western]King James Bwambale

Musungu Wilson

Doreen Kabugho
Rwenzori Information Centres Network (RICNET)Fort Portal town, near Mountains of the Moon University [Western]
John Silco

Charles  Kaliba
Rwenzori Millenium p/s LibrariesBweraKasese [Western]Fr. Expedito

PelusiKabasinguzi

Nelson
Sarah Horowitz Memorial Library(formerly Hadassah Kintu)Buddi A Zone in Mbale District [Eastern]Kintu Moses Aaron

Mulobole Miriam

Allen Nandutu
Semuliki Information Centre (CIS)Bundibugyo Town Council  [Western]Baridi Hassan
SepiMukombe Public Library (Mpampara Cox) Plot 142/144 Kabale road Adjacent to Post office Kabale[ far Western]Anita Mpambara Cox

EnosTweteise

KaruhangaDidan
SidaTuku Community LibraryTuku Primary SchoolSam Jokindu/

Geria Robert
Sr. Matilda Memorial Community LibraryMaracha District, Oluvu Sub countySister  Matilda Apekuru
St. Bernard’s College KisweraMasaka District [Central]A. Kizito -Musoke
St. Joseph’s College OmbachiManibe Subcounty Arua DistrictOcokoroWinnie
St. Jude’s Information and Media CentrePallisa [Eastern]Odet Francis

Amulen Stella

Igoye Agnes
St. Mary’s Community LibrarySt. Mary’s vocational SS Nyendo, Masaka District [Central]Deo Kisitu
Support to the Least Advantaged Persons Resource CentreKaruma, Masindi District [Western]Joseph Otika

AmonoAnneth
Suubi Community LibraryBombo Road behind Teacher’s House Kampala DistrictMariah Sylvia Kyobe

Mathias Mpuuga

Nsubuga Samuel
Tekera Resource CentreBuwuunga Sub-County, Masaka District [Central]Francis Baale
The 6 Community Library ServicesRed Cross Hall Tira Road,  Busia [Eastern]George Mugisha

Musa Mugume

Engole John P.
Uganda Christian University Children’s LibraryUCU campus, Mukono town [Central]Mrs Anne Tweheyo

Mrs Karen Scully
Uganda Development Services Community LibraryPlot 6. Crowford Road Next to Water Supply Kamuli town, Kamuli District [Eastern]Ssebuliba Robert

Kalembe Florence Susan
Uganda Community Culture Centre (Speaker’s Forum)Bukoto Opposite Kadic Health Clinic on Kira Road. Kampala[Central]Victoria Sekitoleko

Martin
Uganda Hands For HopeNamuwongo, Kampala [ Central]Lesley S

Isaac Ssemwanga

Evelyn Asiimwe
Uganda Fisheries Development AssociationMbiko, Njeru, Jinja [Eastern]Ramadhan Kalanzi
Uganda Martyrs University  Masaka Centre LibraryBwala Hill, Masaka District [Central]Fr. Joseph Ssembatya
Uguvu Primary SchoolUguvu, Arua District [Northwestern]Angundru Isaac
ULALA Resource CentreBwaise, Kampala District [Central]Princess Sophie
Upstairs Cafe Community LibraryBwaiseNabweru Road Kampala [Central]Joseph KiyiniBalamazze

Fahd Ibrahim
URLCODA Community LibraryLokotoro Village, Micu Parish, Aroi Sub County, Arua District [Northwestern]Willy Ngaka

JasindoAfebua

Rumaga Bosco
UTRT –Mpigi libraryMpigi to Kampala Road opposite Post office, Mpigi District [Central]TadeoKamoga
Village ConnectInfo-Centre, KijuraKijura Town Council, Kabarole District [Western]Enoch Titus Kimoome

Grace Tusiime
Wakiso Community LibraryWakiso TownPr. Ruth Kirabo
YWCA –Vocational Training CentreNext to simbamanyo Building Behind CPS Kampala, Kampala District [Central]Charles Ndebiika
Zigoti Community LibraryAlong Kampala- Mityana road, Mityana District [Central]Abdu Ssegane
ZinunulaOmunaku Educational CentreKasawo, Mukono District [Central] &Kiryagonja, Wakiso DistrictVincent B. Zinunula