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Studying in the Library

The Balme Library provides a serene and congenial atmosphere for academic work. The central location of the Balme Library makes it accessible to all.

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UG Online Catalogue (UGCat)

The UGCat is the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) of the University of Ghana Library System (UGLS). It may be searched from anywhere there is internet access. PCs are provided at strategic locations on every floor of the Library.

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Modern Facilities

The library offers a number of modern facilities. These include a conference room, seminar and presentation rooms and video conferencing facilities. Presentation aids such as projectors, microphones, whiteboards and flip charts are provided in the seminar, conference and presentation rooms.

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Research Commons (RC)

The Research Commons (RC) in the newly constructed East Wing  offers  PCs in a networked environment, study carrels, wireless internet among others, to meet the research needs of graduate students, researchers and faculty in the University.

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24 Hour Reading Rooms

The 24 - hour reading room has a seating capacity of two hundred (200). This facility offers soft seating, and study tables. Electrical outlets and wireless internet access make it laptop friendly.

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Knowledge Commons (KC)

The Knowledge Commons (KC) is situated on the ground floor in the newly constructed East Wing. It has more than seventy (70) PCs to meet the study needs of undergraduate students in the University.

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Information Access Center (IAC)

Located at the West Wing of the Balme Library, the IAC is a modern multi-functional facility which consists of an Internet lounge, an Instructional lab, a computer lab, a seminar room with video conferencing equipment and an administrative office.

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Digitisation

In line with the roll-out of the University of Ghana Repository, some selected materials are currently being digitised. As part of the digitisation efforts, all microforms in the Library are also being converted into digitised formats.

Search Online Catalogue (UGCat)

UGCat is the University's online catalogue. The online catalogue stores a record for each item the libraries at UG own. Search the online catalog to find out what a library has on a given topic, or to locate a work by title, by author, etc..

These are readings that have been recommended to students by their lecturers.

Sample Course Reserves: 1)Atindanbila Samuel, 2)Badu E E, or 3)PSYC 302, 4)INFS 617

UGSpace is the institutional repository of the University of Ghana. UGSpace is an open access electronic archive for the collection, preservation and distribution of digital materials. UGSpace was established to facilitate the deposit of digital content of a scholarly or heritage nature to ultimately share, preserve and promote the intellectual output of the University in a managed environment.

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Balme Library, University of Ghana

Welcome to the Balme Library website. Established in 1948 the Balme Library is the main library of the University of Ghana. In addition to the Balme Library, there are other libraries in the various Schools, Institutes, Departments, Halls of Residence and the Accra City Campus which form the University of Ghana Library System.

The central location of the Balme Library, its facilities and the scope of the coverage of the collection make it a very important and vital part of academic life on campus. The collection which consists of both electronic and print resources provides essential background reading for the courses taught.

The Library provides excellent facilities and products. Products include reference materials, text books, journal databases, study carrels, library instruction. Facilities include the  24 hr reading room, Research Commons (RC), Knowledge Commons (KC),  printing and binding services, photocopy services and a networked environment with computers.

The Library is dynamic and continues to adapt to changing technologies and patron information needs. Library management and staff are committed to serving the University community.

 

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Please make sure you have searched all relevant databases that UG subscribes to before requesting for articles. An A - Z list of all these databases is available at: Databases Quick A - Z

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Semester Opening Hours

Sunday CLOSED
Monday 09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 22:00
Thursday 09:00 - 22:00
Friday 09:00 - 22:00
Saturday 08:00 - 16:00