DEPARTMENT: Library Services


The Institute’s Library offers a wide range of research, analysis and information services to both legislators, legislative staff and other researchers in general. The NILDS’ library is a special library devoted to legislative studies. While these areas are of special concern, the Library strives to maintain a basic reference collection on many subjects that include: economics, law, political science, public administration, social issues, and history.

The library has four sections: Archives, e-library, general circulation and reference.

The Institute has published several books, policy analysis reports, manuals and guides for the legislature on areas of legislative oversight and legislative drafting, legislative practice and procedure, gender and leadership training manual, induction manual for new legislators and a code of ethics for the National Assembly. Others include important research and policy analysis reports, annual reviews of the Federal Government’s Revenue and Expenditure Plans and budget analysis.




The library has four major sections: Technical, Reader Services, ICT and Archives. We are here to assist you with your research and information needs.


The unit provides special services, such as  Selective Dissemination of Information, (SDI), Current Awareness Services (CAS), Bibliographic services, etc.


Director of the department

Dr. Maimuna Izah

Dr Maimuna Izah, Holds a BA from Kendall College, Evanston Illinois, U.S.A., a Masters and Ph.D. in Library and
Information Science from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. She has experience of about 30 years
in lecturing, administration, and managing information services in Ahmadu Bello University,
Zaria, Gombe State University, Gombe and Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, National
Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies. She is a member of the Nigerian Library
Association (NLA) and Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN). She is currently the
Acting Director, Institute Library, National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies.
Her research interest include: Digital librarianship and management of libraries and information