Koforidua Technical University KTU Library
The core mandate of the library is to support academic activities such as teaching, learning and research. The library is open to all stakeholders such as faculty, students, administrators and other researchers outside the institution.
Library Training / Orientation
Free training is offered by the University Library. This is done during the orientation of fresh students. This is organized for both regular and weekend students. The training is in the following areas:
- Introduction to the library
- Using the library Catalogue
- Introduction to E- Resources
- Internet Research
The library provides photocopying services for users at a fee. Users/ students must fill the necessary information when they need photocopying services. Payment of requested copies is made before collection. Users/ students should be informed that no part of a project work can be photocopied because of copy right law.
With the assistance of library staff students can print documents or information from the internet at a fee.
Scanning of document can be done at the library for a fee. Contact the library staff for scanning of document at a fee.
The library subscribes to a number of databases through Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH) which give access to a variety of scholarly articles. (Refer to the appendix for the list of the databases).
There are two main libraries in the institution. These are the Business and Engineering Library. The Business Library is located on the second floor of the AD block while the Engineering Library is located in the Old Engineering Block.
Regular Semester open Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 8:30 pm
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 10: 30pm
Weekend opening (Saturday and Sunday)
10: 00am – 4: 00 pm
Currently, Library’s total collection is about 18,113 materials / books most of these information resources are on open-shelf system. The holdings cut across all the programmes offered in the University.
- Purchasing and Supply
- Computer Science / Networking
- Applied Mathematics / Statistics
- African Studies /Languages
- Allied Health/Biomedical
- Computer Literacy
- Hospitality Management
- Energy Systems
- Civil and Mechanical
- Building Technology
- Management Studies
- Environmental Studies
- Post-Harvest Technology
We also stock other books on
- Culture and Development
- Gender Issues
- International Relations
- Public Administration
- Research Methodology
The library stocks reserve collection. The use of these materials/books is restricted. They are only for reference. Only permitted users can use them. This is on request by the user.
The library stocks copies of project work of students, in the category of HND and B. Tech. These are also for only reference purposes. Only users with library cards can have access to them. Users cannot borrow project work.
Do not bring any inflammable source of light (e.g. matches, candles and non-solar lanterns) into the Library.
Food, drinks, water and sweets are not allowed in the library.
Needles, toothpicks and other sharp objects are forbidden within the library.
Bags, files and other carriers must be deposited at the designated place. The Library staff reserve the right to inspect your bag/file after a visit.
The use of mobile phone is forbidden within the Library. Please, turn them off, on vibration or silent, so as not to inconvenience others.
Silence should be maintained in the Library at all times.
Do not under any circumstance mark, or deface a book/publication. All books will be checked before and after borrowing. The cost of cleaning a book to remove marks will be charged to the user if a book is marked or defaced by borrower.
Scanners and Cameras cannot be used within the Library premises without the permission of the Librarian.
Books consulted/used should not be returned to the shelves. They should be left in the carrels. Much trouble and delay are caused in re-shelving books that have been placed incorrectly on the shelves.
Students may not download or install any software on any of the computers. Downloads will be deleted without recourse to student(s).
Users should not tamper with any computer setting. If you have problems with the computer facilities, please inform the Library staff.
We wish to emphasize that, materials in this Library represent a unique and costly resources. Many of them are irreplaceable. Please, treat them with great care and respect so that other students may have access to them.
Koforidua Technical University
P. O. Box KF 918