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Our History

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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Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER's) are teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with an intellectual property license that allows for free use, adaptation, and distribution. Below are some OER links…