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The Ashesi Library

Ashesi's library is primarily digital, with subscriptions to a number of electronic information resources, including the PERI databases which give access to over 9,000 scholarly journals.  Ashesi's library is not limited to the library building; it reaches out, with cutting edge information, into faculty and administrative offices, classrooms, cafeterias, and even outdoor gathering spaces.

The electronic library is supplemented by a paper collection that currently includes 6,000 books, as well as a variety of international and local magazines, newspapers, and research publications.

 Library hours
Regular semester hours  
Monday to Friday 07:30 - 22:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Vacation hours  
(may be shorter June - mid August)  
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday Closed


  • Reading rooms with seating for 50 students
  • Thirteen computers with Internet access
  • Photocopier
The Collection: Ashesi's library collection currently consists of over 6,000 books and 200 CD-ROMs focused on three main areas: business administration, computer science, and the liberal arts component of our curriculum, including titles related to literature, literary criticism, social theory, philosophy, history and political science. The collection will continue to grow over time.

Special Collections: The Africana/special collection section is located on the ground floor of the main library. Books in the collection include materials related to general Africana plus books specifically related to Ghana.  The library will continue to collect volumes in the area of Africana in order to maintain a comprehensive collection.  Many of the volumes in this collection were donated by Milton and Judith Krieger.

Magazines and newspapers

  • Daily Graphic
  • Ghanaian Times
  • Daily Guide
  • Business and Financial Times
  • Newsweek
  • The Economist

Local Publications: A collection of publications from various institutions and organizations such as the Government Ministries, Bank of Ghana, Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), etc. are available.

On-Line Databases: The library subscribes to a number of electronic information resources, including the PERI databases which gives access to over 9,000 scholarly journals. Faculty and staff can contact the library for a link and password to the on-line journals

Theses & Dissertations:  Unpublished dissertations and theses produced by Ashesi students and faculty may be viewed on a reference basis in the library. 

Library Staff: The library is managed by Nina Chachu (Head Librarian), assisted by Dinah Kotey (Assistant Librarian) and Mohammed Osumanu (Library Attendant)

As part of the work study programme, selected students are given the chance to work in the library in the evenings and on Saturdays. They shelve books, assist other students in locating materials, and help with data entry.


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