Collections and Services

We develop collections that support evolving academic priorities and an inclusive community with diverse needs. We make our collections accessible and discoverable through our UGCat  The collections of the Library cover the courses on the 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. The Library has a variety of study spaces spread over the first and second floors. All the study areas have WIFI, study tables, comfortable seats, power outlets, and well air-conditioning. The Library provides various services to aid teaching, learning, and research. Student ID is required for inspection before use of the Library is allowed.

Reserved Collection: The Reserved Collection is a collection of selected and current textbooks of all the subjects taught on the Accra City Campus. As much as possible, multiple copies of such textbooks are housed in this library. These are for REFERENCE ONLY.

Reader Services

The Readers’ Services section assists the faculty and students of the Accra City Campus, along with visiting researchers, in their quest to use the Library’s resources and services.

The unit is basically responsible for providing among other things;

  • Reference assistance
  • Guidance on the use of the library’s information resources (including  our print collections, OPACs,  and e-journals)
  • Assistance for locating resources in and beyond the library

Photocopying service: Private photocopy services are provided at the Library that enables users to copy pages of library materials and personal documents. Charges are fairly cheap and neat work is always assured. Access this service at the Ground Floor of the Library Building Complex.

Online Literature Searches:  Students and faculty may consult Library Staff for assistance and training on online information retrieval and use and other information needs.

Library Tour/Orientation:  The Library offers orientations programs at Orientation Week for new students, this is meant to introduce students to its varied and rich resources. These orientations may include the Library Policies, Library Services and resources covering the using the library’s online catalog, the available electronic resources, the varied services offered on-site, library opening hours and general tours of the facilities. While these are relatively brief, more in-depth tutorials can be scheduled with the Reference Librarian at a later date.

Library instruction and User education:  The Library organizes short training and  instruction sessions on the UGCat, academic databases and other e-resources. Such workshops will be advertised to allow those interested to register for them.

Citing your sources:  Reference management software makes it easier for you to cite materials that you use for your assignments, essays, project work, Long-Essays, dissertation, and thesis. The Library provides class-based and one-on-one training on proper bibliographic referencing and citation and on the use of reference management tools (i.e. Mendeley and EndNote) for current Accra City Campus student and faculty.