Location: Kumasi - Ashanti Region, Ghana, W/A
Postal Address: P. O. Box 854, Kumasi Fax: +233 (0)3220-22387
Tel: +233 (0)3220-22387, +233 (0)3220-22388
The Lending Library is on the First Floor. This library is air conditioned and has a seating capacity for 218 readers. The Lending Library stocks multiple copies of prescribed textbooks and other publications, which could be borrowed by users for reading outside the library premises. It also handles the reservation of books, user education and provides assistance to readers. The Lending Library is also responsible for the registration of users; all simple controlling routines intended to invite and encourage active consultation and usage of documents. This is administered through procedures that are adapted to the convenience of users as far as possible. It is inevitable that there must be some rules governing the borrowing of books if all individuals are to be served equitably.
The Reference Library is located on the Second Floor of the administration block. This section contains authoritative books not meant to be read cover to cover. Chief among these are encyclopaedias, dictionaries, directories and handbooks. Reference books may not be checked out because they are needed by librarians to answer questions at the reference desk. The Reference Library has reading facilities for 248 users. The Library is air conditioned and provides congenial atmosphere for study. It also houses the following special collection:
The Periodicals Section is also located in the Reference Library. The Library subscribes to a number of print academic journals on selected core subjects. Current issues of all periodicals on subscription as well as those received through gifts and exchange are displayed on periodical display racks at the Section.
The Electronic Resources Unit, popularly known as Cafe is located in the Lending Library. There are 14 workstations with full Internet connectivity, and library users could access online electronic journals the Library subscribes to through the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH). There are trained members of staff to assist users.