Library

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Welcome Message

It is our pleasure to welcome you to ATU’s Library where your successful performance in the Technical University’s unique programmes is of paramount importance to us. The library’s prime responsibility is to provide high quality, up-to-date and relevant information resources and services to support teaching, learning and research needs of students, staff and faculty of the Premier Technical University. Our wide range of information services and products are specifically designed with the view to enhancing the academic excellence of our students in particular. We, therefore, encourage you to take advantage of our rich information resources that are available both in print and electronic formats for your studies. Our supportive, responsible and respectful staff would always be available to assist you to develop your information literacy skills for your lifelong learning. We would be pleased to receive your feedback to enable us to improve our services all the time.

Purpose of the Library

The Library has two main objectives namely to:

  • provide good quality, relevant and up to date information resources to support teaching, learning and research
  • ensure a conducive environment for students faculty learning and research needs.

The above objectives of the library are achieved in the following ways:

Collection Development 
The library collaborates with faculty to ensure that relevant, up-to-date and good quality books are acquired to support the mission of the Technical University. Currently, our print collection stands at about twenty-seven thousand, five hundred (27,500) volumes. These collections are mostly in Applied Sciences,  Engineering, Business Administration and Management Studies subject areas. Our collections also include students’ dissertations, bound volumes of newspapers and government publications; as well as bound volumes of HND exams past questions.

Cataloguing & Classification 
The books once acquired are destined for the shelves after they have been catalogued and classified to
make retrieval easy and quick.

Book Lending 
Students, faculty and staff who have been registered in the Library have the privilege of borrowing books
from the Library for their academic work. This is done under terms and conditions, captured under the
rules and regulations of the Library.

Information Literacy
The library also engages students on information literacy that is to have the ability to realize what information they need, how to create it, evaluate it and finally how to use the information to generate knowledge. Teaching students on Information Literacy (Ability to realize that information is needed, how to locate and evaluate the needed information and using the information to generate knowledge).

E-resources
Through the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH), we provide online
access to E-journals and scholarly publications to support the rich academic curriculum of the Technical
University.

Literature search

  • Manual search: Helping patrons to find useful information for their research work, assignments
    and also to gain more knowledge in their areas of studies.
  • Electronic search: Assisting patrons (students in particular) in their literature searches.
  • Providing training on how to conduct effective electronic searches for our valued patrons in the
    University community.

Inter-library Loan and Document Delivery
Through both formal and informal arrangements we reach out to other sister academic libraries in Ghana for answers to your information requests that cannot be provided by us immediately.

Location & Opening Hours

Location 

The Library operates from two sites; namely

  • The top floor of the N Block where Engineering and Applied science materials are kept
  • The 2nd floor of the B-Tech Block where Business Administration and management collections are kept. This site also houses the Library E-resources unit.

Opening Hours 

SEMESTER HOURS

MONDAY – FRIDAY     9:00AM – 8:00PM
SATURDAY                  9:00AM – 2:00PM

EXAMINATIONS
MONDAY – FRIDAY     8:00AM – 9:00PM
SATURDAY                  9:00AM – 2:00PM

VACATION
MONDAY – FRIDAY     9:00AM – 430pm

Library Rules & Regulations

The Library has rules and regulations to prevent damage to the Library premises and their contents and also to ensure the proper behaviour of Library users. The regulations also define how certain Library procedures, such as the loan of materials are to be carried out so that readers can be treated fairly and consistently. Some of the rules include:

  • The Librarian may expel any person if the presence of such a person is liable to cause disorder
    and confusion.
  • No phone calls whiles in the premises of the Library
  • Food, Water, Candies chewing gum and any other materials that are likely to attract ants or
    insects into the Library is prohibited
  • Shelving of books by users of the Library is not allowed
  • Personal textbooks are not allowed into the Library
  • All personal belongings (except purses and note-books) shall not be allowed into the Library.
  • A prescribed fee of GH¢1.00 and an ID is deposited before taking a book for photocopying. ( This amount is refundable on return of the book)
  • Writing in the books belonging to the Library is not allowed
  • Folding books and materials belonging to the Library is prohibited
  • Photocopying an entire book is not allowed
  • A charge of one Ghana Cedi (GH¢1.00) per day is charged for borrowers when they default in
    returning borrowed books.