A Bridge to Knowledge
A library is of central importance to any educational institution. It is a combination of people, collections, buildings and technology with a mission to transform information into knowledge. Knowledge is said to connote power and the mission of a library is to package this knowledge in a way that can be easily accessible to support teaching, research, give information and to entertain. Central University has presently six (6) libraries stocking mostly books on programmes run by the University. In addition to the six (6) libraries, we have five (5) reading rooms.
A higher percentage of the library’s collection is funded from the university’s budget. However, we receive donations from friends both in Ghana and abroad. We also have E-Journal services by our membership to the Consortium for Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH), E-book Service and an Electronic Catalogue both built in-house and powered by the Destiny Library Manager’s Software acquired from Follet Company of USA, through their Local agent, Smartline of Ghana. We also have an Institutional Repository built in-house and being populated. Central University Library presently, has a staff strength of 34, made up of 9 professionals, 11 sub professionals and 14 others.
The vision of the library is to strive to acquire all relevant literature that will effectively respond to the needs of the University Community. Our Mission is to apply modern practices to source, package and disseminate relevant information in support for teaching and research in the University.