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knust College of humanities and Social sciences Libraries

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is an amalgamation of four Faculties, Sixteen  (16) Departments, and a Research Centre. The amalgamation was in line with the University’s objective to achieve good governance and academic excellence through the restructuring of academic and administrative units into Colleges.

The College is not relenting on its mission of ensuring the realization of its core duty of research and publication and, also building capacity to strengthen its workforce. The College, nevertheless, faces a lot of challenges including inadequate infrastructure especially, staff offices, spacious laboratories, workshops, and equipment to make them function effectively, with growing student numbers and an unbearable student-staff ratio, some progress has been made to achieve excellence in teaching, learning and research area of the college.

CoHSS Libraries

The libraries in CoHSS form part of the University library system which includes all six colleges’ libraries and the Main University Library. There are three libraries that come together to form the CoHSS Library. They are:

The Faculty of Law Library

The Faculty of Social Science Library

The KNUST School of Business Library.

In addition to these libraries, there are a few Departmental Libraries like the Economics and the Religious Studies Libraries.

Staffing

The three libraries have 10 staff members, of which 3 are senior members, 5 are senior staff, and 2 are junior staff.  The principal officers are as follows:

  1. Miss Beatrice Arthur                       College Librarian
  2. Miss Rita Akotey                             Faculty of Law Librarian
  3. Miss Anna Owusu Ansah               Faculty Social Science Librarian
  4. Joseph Taylor                                 Business School Librarian

Purpose of the Libraries

The core mandate of the libraries is to support teaching, learning, and research.

Opening and Closing Hours

The Libraries open at 9:00 am and close at 5:00 pm every working day. Weekends are not part of the working days of the libraries. The time is however extended beyond 5:00 pm during the mid semester and semester examination periods.

Resources

The libraries have a range of resources both print and digital, accessible via the catalogue at https://catalog.knust.edu.gh/

Off-campus Access

The digital resources can be accessed off-campus at: library.knust.edu.gh/databases

The digital resources include electronic books, electronic theses, institutional repository and over 50 specialized and multi-disciplinary databases.

 

Services Provided

  • Lending Services
  • Reference Services
  • Academic Skills Training
  • Research Assistance
  • Support to Access E-resources
  • Photocopying Services

Contact Us

Phone: +233-0208143090

E-mail: library.cohss@knust.edu.gh

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