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Library

The Academic City College, Library welcomes all lecturers, students, staff, and visitors to its threshold. The Library’s congenial environment, it’s effective application of day-to-day operating procedures, and collaborative services from its staff ensure the provision of support and assistance required by users to enhance their research work.

To support the teaching, learning and research pursuits of the College by providing access to quality information resources and services. To build a library that will provide excellent information services that demonstrate a commitment to meet the individual and collective information needs of its users/patrons. The Library was established in May 2009 to support the growing information needs of students and lecturers in their research, teaching and learning activities. It started with an initial collection of 1,200 books.

Currently, it has over 5000 collections, a seating capacity of 120 and its operations are fully automated. It is located at the Academic City campus on the Ring Road in Accra. The library’s collections include printed and electronic books, DVDs, CDs, periodicals, online databases and journals. Online databases provide access to articles and other reference materials, much of which are full-text. The library also provides computers with internet access for its primary patrons to enable them to avail themselves of the benefits of the world of electronic information.

Books are organized according to the Library of Congress Classification System: designated areas are set aside for circulating, reference, and rare collections; periodicals are arranged alphabetically by title; and current editions are mounted on display shelves. The Library is under the management of a professionally trained competent librarian assisted by a support team of dedicated staff. Periods of Operation 

The Library opens from Mondays to Saturdays, except on public holidays, and operates as follows: 

Mondays to Saturdays: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Closing Periods The library closes on Sundays & during vacations, and public holidays.

Emergency situations such as severe weather may require that the library be closed for some time. At the discretion of the librarian with the approval of the Committee members, the library may be closed for other reasons such as stock taking or maintenance.

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