At present, the CEDDERT library houses a collection of about 25,000 books, including major donations from the British Council (over 3000 volumes); Ambassador Isa Modibbo, Yusufu Bala Usman (over 5000); MD Yusufu (about 4000); and staff of CEDDERT, Alkasum Abba (3000), Norma Perchonock (2500); Saidu Adamu (750).
In addition, the Library contains numerous documents, reports, gazettes, and other important papers. The Newspaper Library has complete sets of Nigerian newspapers from 1986 to date plus many issues from before then. There is also a large magazine collection, including complete sets of The Analyst, Analysis and Fitila.
The Library is over-seen by our indefatigable Librarian, Garba Wada. The present library facilities are inadequate and it is expected that they will be substantially expanded when the new extension is completed.