The main Library of Uganda Martyrs University, referred to as the Archbishop Kiwanuka Memorial Library, was founded at the inception of the University in 1993.
It is named in memory of the first African bishop, late Archbishop Joseph Nakabaale Kiwanuka (1899-1966).
It is pointed out that the place of knowledge was named after the renown bishop because of his visionary thinking, especially for conceiving the idea of establishing a catholic university in Uganda circa 1965, which came to fruition in 1993 when Uganda Martyrs University was established.
Archbishop Kiwanuka Library is located at the main campus, at Nkozi, between the Cardinal Wamala Auditorium and the Mapeera building.
The Library now boasts of a collection of over 50,000 volumes in print, 25,000 online journals, and 134,000 titles of e-books, all relevant to the courses taught by the university.