The Library provides a quality front desk, information retrieval, circulation and reference services at the Electronic, Law, Lending and Reference libraries. Print and non-print resources are easily accessible to the GIMPA community. The Library also provides information literacy skills (ILS) and research writing skills training to the GIMPA community.
Located on the third floor of the GIMPA Law Faculty, the Law Library holds Law textbooks, Government Publications including the Acts of Ghana, Legislative Instruments (LIs), Law Reports, Committee and Commission of Enquiry Reports, the Constitution, past questions, dictionaries and newspapers. There are also online databases that can be accessed from the list of E-resources on subscription.
Materials at the Law Library are currently for reference use only.
Situated on the Ground Floor of the Library Building, the Lending Library holds textbooks that support GIMPA programmes. Materials at this unit can be borrowed for a specified period. This section also holds Past Questions, Newspapers, and Periodicals.
The Reference Library is also situated on the First Floor of the Library Building with materials for reference purposes only. The unit holds a collection of Text Books, Dissertations, Theses, and Project Works. Other reference materials include dictionaries, encyclopedias, and special collections on Gender and World Bank publications.
Library and Information Literacy Skills (ILS) Training
In line with the Library’s commitment to encouraging lifelong skills, the Library embarks on rigorous ‘hands-on’ Information Literacy Skills (ILS) and Research Writing Skills training for the GIMPA community. The training includes information on general library use of available resources, bibliographic and information retrieval instructions, use of specialist databases on subscription and other resources, internet search types, web directories/portals, metasearch types, search strategies, evaluation of information and awareness of misuse of the internet, database citations and referencing using APA 6th edition Patrons are taken through Research Writing and Publishing Skills including plagiarism, intellectual property, copyright, fair use and permission, hands-on citation referencing and reference management tools and their use. The ILS and Research Writing instructions improve patrons’ awareness of the vast resources and services available for teaching, learning, research and consultancy and outreach activities as well as develop information-handling skills. These also help create a generation of users with an orientation for lifelong learning, ethical use of knowledge and information and increase Library membership and materials borrowed.
Third parties provide this at the Law and Reference Libraries and the Business Centre at the Executive Conference Centre (GECC)
1. There are campus-wide Wi-Fi and internet routers in all the Libraries
2. No Tags No Bags/No food/drinks/fluids/phone calls/etc policies apply in the libraries.
Phone: (+233-302) 401681/401682/401683/402540
E-MAIL – Library@gimpa.edu.gh