Library

Brief History of Accra City Campus (ACC) Library

Welcome to the Accra City Library website. 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 packing 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 provides essential background reading for the courses taught.

The Library provides excellent facilities and products such as reference materials, textbooks, journal databases, Ghanaian Newspaper Index, study carrels, library instruction etc. Facilities include a quite reading area, collaborative area for group discussion, 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 quite 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 (2006-2016) and the current Head of Library is Mr. Samuel Bentil Aggrey (2016-).

Working Hours/Opening Hours

During Semesters

Monday - Friday 9:00am – 8:00pm

Monday - Friday: 9 - 10pm (During examinations)

Saturdays: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Saturdays: 9:00am – 7:00pm (During Examinations)

Sundays:  9:00am – 4:00pm

Sundays:  9:00am – 7:00pm (During Examinations)

Semester Break

Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday & Sundays: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Units

The library has following units under it. Head of Library (Administration), Technical Unit (Catalogue, Processing, Procurement, Binding, ICT), Indexing Unit, Reading Unit and Students Reference Unit.

Policies

The library has library rules. Other policies are under review.

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 teaching, learning and research.

  1. Quite Learning Area with carols
  2. Textbook materials
  3. Collaborative Area
  4. Reserved Collection
  5. Photocopying service
  6. Online Literature Searches
  7. Library Tour/Orientation
  8. Bibliographic Referencing and Citation

 

 

Contact US

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

Ms. Beatrice Agbomadzie  - Library Assistant (Reader Services/Reserve Collection) -

Ms. Dorcas Sowah – Library Assistant (Newspaper Indexing/Reader Services) -

Mr. Reuben Adjei – Junior Library Assistant I (Catalogue/ICT services) – raadjei@ug.edu.gh