Library

Brief History of Accra City Campus (ACC) Library

Welcome to the Accra City Library. Established in or around 1963 to serve the students of the then Accra Workers’ College. The library evolved through the “External Degree Centre” period in the year 2000. The Collection has increased from 5000 to 20000 volumes. The Library is part of the University of Ghana Library System (UGLS) which is made up of the Balme Library, libraries in the various Colleges, Schools, Institutes, Departments and Halls.

 

The Library is located in the Library Complex Building opposite the entrance to the car parking space for lecturers. The Complex is shared with other departments and units like the Clinic, Security and lecture hall on the ground floor. The first floor is dedicated to ICT, the second floor is the Library Quite Reading Area on the left-wing and Collaborative Area on the right-wing and the third floor is the lecture hall. The Office of the Librarian and other library offices are located on the Ground Floor.

The library has facilities in-house and online which are very important and vital part for academic work on campus. The Collection which consists of both electronic (www.balme.ug.edu.gh) and print resources provide essential background reading for the courses taught (mainly the Humanities). Staff strength has also increased from the initial four to eight since June 2018 to meet the increasing demands of the Campus.

The Library provides excellent facilities and products such as Reference Materials, Textbooks, Journal Databases, Ghanaian Newspapers Index, Study carrels, Library Instruction, etc. Facilities include a Quite Reading Area, Collaborative Area for group discussions, private photocopy services, and an Internet wifi networked environment.

The Library will be expanded with new services points such as Electronic Resource unit for staff and students on the ground floor, the extension of the quiet reading area/zone to replace the collaborative area/zone and establishing the collaborative area on the third floor when the lecture hall block at the back of the library is completed. Library Management and Staff are committed to serving the ACC community.

The Immediate Past Head of Library was Mr. Joseph, Antah -Assistant Librarian from 2006-2016 and the current Head of Library is Mr. Samuel Bentil Aggrey –Senior Librarian, from 2016 up to date.

Units

The Library has the following units.

  • Head of Library (Administration),
  • Technical Services Unit (Catalogue, Processing, Procurement, Binding, ICT), Indexing Unit,
  • Reading and Students Reference Unit.
  • E-services Unit

 

Working Hours/Opening Hours

During Semesters

Monday - Friday 9:00am – 8:00pm

Saturdays: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Sundays: 9:00am – 4:00pm

During Revision Week and Examinations

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 10pm 

Saturdays: 9:00am – 7:00pm

Sundays:   9:00am – 7:00pm

Semester Break

Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

 Policies and Regulations

Care of Books

  • No book is to be written in, soiled, torn, cut, or damaged in any way.
  • Any defect in or damage to a book prior to borrowing should be reported to the library staff.
  • Users must not trace any picture or figure from any book/material.
  • Readers and borrowers will be held responsible for any damage to a book in their care and will be required to pay the appropriate cost for such damaged books.
  • Borrowers should report at once the loss of any book, and if it is not found, the borrower shall pay for the lost book.

General Rules and Regulations

  1. Silence is to be observed at all times within the precincts of the Library. 
  2. Smoking is forbidden in all parts of the library 
  3. No food or drink is allowed in any part of the library. This includes toffees, fruits, candies, etc.
  4.  Bags, gowns, raincoats, umbrellas, cameras, scanners, tape recorders, etc., must be deposited with the security at the Bag Storage (at the Entrance of the Library Complex Building) and a tag collected. 
  5.  It must be noted that such items are deposited at the owners' own risk and the Library disclaims responsibility for any loss of or damage to any items so deposited. 
  6. Firearms and other offensive weapons are not allowed into the Library. 
  7.  Pets are not allowed in any part of the Library. 
  8. No seat shall be reserved by or for any reader. Any seat so reserved shall be cleared by the library staff for use by others.
  9.  Library staff and or, security will inspect any item being taken out of the Library. 
  10. It is the duty of the student to have his/her materials checked before vacating the Library.
  11. All users must enter and leave the library through the main entrance facing the Faculty “Car Park”. 
  12. Users may not enter staff offices except invited by a staff member. 
  13. Orderly conduct must be maintained at all times in all parts of the Library.

Collection

The collection of the library covers most of the courses on campus. The Library of Congress (LC) Classification Scheme is in use to classify and process books in the library. Currently, the total volume of books stands at about 20,000.

Services

The library provides various services to aid in teaching, learning, and research.

  1. Quiet Reading Zone
  2. Textbook materials
  3. Collaborative Area
  4. Reserved Collection
  5. Knowledge Commons
  6. Discussion Room
  7. Photocopying service
  8. Online Literature Searches
  9. Library Tour/Orientation
  10. Library instruction and User education
  11. Bibliographic Referencing and Citation services (Mendeley & EndNote)

Contact US

Mr. Samuel Bentil Aggrey - Senior Librarian/Head of Library. sbaggrey@ug.edu.gh

Mr. Dellator Adesi- Principal Library Assistant: Cataloguing Services. dadesi@ug.edu.gh

Ms. Beatrice Agbomadzie - Senior Library Assistant: Reader Services/Reserved Collection. byagbomadzie@ug.edu.gh

Mr. Kwesi Sewe- Senior Library Assistant: Library Electronic Resources/IT Services. Ksewe@ug.edu.gh

Ms. Jessy Amanoo – Junior Library Assistant II: Cataloguing Services/Reader Services. jnamamoo@ug.edu.gh

Mr.  Richard Ansah - Junior Library Assistant– Cataloguing Services. ransah@ug.edu.gh

Mr. Kennedy Amoako – Junior Library Assistant II: Newspaper Indexing/Reader Services. kamoako@ug.edu.gh

Mr.  Christopher Zinanu – Junior Library Assistant: Newspaper Indexing/Reader Services. czinanu@ug.edu.gh