About Albert Cook Library

The library was established by Dr. Albert Cook in 1924. Later, when the Faculty of Medicine was established in 1946, the library started serving higher medical education.
The Library houses an archive of the Sir Albert Cook’s original hand written patient records dating back to 1900. In 1965, the medical library was named after its founder, hence its official name “Sir Albert Cook Memorial Library”. The Medical Library is a branch of Makerere University Library Service. It is Uganda’s major Biomedical/Health Sciences Library. In 1990, SatelLife introduced the library to electronic resources using e-mail. This opened the doors to accessing current literature and facilitating document delivery.

Information for students: The Library is open from Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 9.00 pm, Saturdays from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm, and Sundays from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. It is closed on public holidays.