Library

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the library department. As a Christian institution of higher learning all of our Degrees and support programs are built of a Christian worldview. We seek to help you understand your individual disciplines from a Christian perspective. We look forward to getting to know you personally in a collegial relationship in which you as our student body, our faulty, and our administration will be mutually blessed. Please be sure to contact any of our faculty should you need help with your studies or adjustment to college life. We are here to help you learn, grow, and mature in your respective disciplines.

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Wilhelmina Ofori
Acting Librarian
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The HCC Library is the main pivot around which academic life revolves within the university community.

The HCC Library has a very effective selection and acquisition system, which is done in consultation with the faculty that makes it possible to have a balanced collection of books/materials that best fit all disciplines offered by the University College. The Library has an extensive collection of books, periodicals as well as electronic resources provided through the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries Ghana (CARLIGH).

One distinctive feature of the HCC Library is the existence of an electronic library (E-library) which complements the use of print materials. The E-library is made up of two virtual libraries: the textbook library and the reference library. These two virtual libraries contain Kindle books which are used by faculty and students to support teaching, learning and Research. Electronic books that are classified as reference books are books that are beneficial for occasional reference by library users while the textbook library contains books that have been recommended as the reading list for the courses taken by students and are consulted regularly by students.  The E- textbooks are assigned to students and accessible on their Kindle readers run on their laptops and iPads.

Periodicals are also available in the library to keep the university community up to speed with contemporary issues.

The Library anticipates and responds to the faculty and students’ research and learning needs by providing a congenial atmosphere for studies as well as the information necessary for effective teaching, learning and research.

VISION STATEMENT
To position the HCC library as a key facility that ensures academic excellence and success.

MISSION STATEMENT
To create, preserve and provide access to relevant world-class scholarly information and knowledge resources that fosters academic achievement.

The HCC library collections cover the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and business. The statistics of the current book/material collections of the library are as follows:

  • Books – 10, 000 volumes of books
  • Periodicals – 2 titles
  • E-books(Textbooks)
  • Electronic Information Resources – 30 Scholarly online databases

Facility & Services
The HCC library provides the following facilities/services:

  • Book lending services
  • Literature searches
  • Reference assistance
  • Research support services
  • Information literacy instructions
  • PCs use and internet services
  • Library orientation/user education
  • Copying and printing services
  • Conducive Study space and environment
DATABASE SUBJECT AREA WEBSITE ADDRESS (URL)
BioOne Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science http://www.bioone.org
Cambridge University Press Multi-disciplinary www.journals.cambridge.org
Cochrane Library Multi-disciplinary www.thecochranelibrary.com
EBSCO Host Multi-disciplinary http://search.ebscohost.com
Emerald Multidisciplinary www.emeraldinsight.com
Euclid Maths & Statistics Online Mathematics, Statistics http://projecteuclid.org
IMF e-library Economics, Statistics, Finance http://elibrary.imf.org
Institute of Physics Physics www.iop.org/publications
JSTOR Economics, History &Political Science http://www.jstor.org
Mary-Ann Liebert Language & Literature, Music, Math/Statistics & Education, Biotechnology, clinical   medicine and Law www.liebertpub.com
New England Journal of Medicine online Medicine www.nejm.org
Oxford Journals Multi-disciplinary https://academic.oup.com/journals
Project Muse Humanities & Social Science
http://muse.jhu.edu
Royal Society of Chemistry Chemistry
http://pubs.rsc.org
Sage Journals Multidisciplinary http://online.sagepub.com
Sage Research Methods Social Science & Science
http://www.srmo.sagepub.com
Taylor & Francis Multi-disciplinary www.tandfonline.com
Wiley Inter Science Multi-disciplinary http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com
World bank e-library World Bank Publications http://wdronline.worldbank.org

The library is located on the 2nd floor of the main Building, HCC Campus Amasaman, Accra.

OPening Hours

During semester: 9am – 5pm

Examination period: 9am – 9pm

During holidays: 9am – 5pm

Saturdays: 10am – 4pm

Contact the Library as follows:

Telephone: 0248875970

Email: heritage.library@hcuc.edu.gh