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Library Services

Printing, Scanning and Photocopying

Photocopy service

Photocopying services are available at the photocopy room which is located at the ICT Centre on the upper floor. Students and faculty may request for this service at the front desk. The service is only available on weekdays – Mondays, 8:00am – Fridays, 5:00pm, excluding holidays.

Printing service

Printing services are available at the ICT Centre on the upper floor of the library. Patron may request for the service at the ICT section at a fee.

Scanning service

The library has 1 flat bed HP Scanjet scanner located at the reference section on the ground floor. Patron may request for the service at the front desk. The scanning service is free.


Reader services

The Readers’ Services section assists the faculty and students of the UGSOL, along with visiting researchers and the general public, in their quest to use the Library’s resources and services. The Section comprises the following units:

  1. Circulation unit
  2. Reference unit

The unit is basically responsible for providing among other things;

  1. Reference assistance
  2. Guidance on the use of the library’s information resources (including OPACs, e-journals, online case law)
  3. Assistance for locating resources in and beyond the library (including interlibrary loans)


Inter-library loans

Efforts will be made to obtain documents not available in the Library from other Law Libraries where they are available. Users are requested to contact the Librarian for their requests.


Articles on file

 A special reserve of frequently used materials including recommended articles, cases, legislation, book extracts and extracts from other sources.

Past Exams Papers

You can assess all past examination questions in the library. Faculty and students can place their requests at the front desk.

User instructions

New users (new faculty and students) are provided orientation on the use of the library, as well as training on how to access and use the numerous e-resources subscribed to by the library.

Internet service

The ICT centre within the library provides a conducive environment where students can access their online resources. It is managed by two IT Support staff who are always available and ready to assist students and faculty members in need. It is populated with twelve (12) robust computers with high internet speed.  There is a free WiFi available to only members of the University Community. Students can access the WiFi by using the following credentials:


PASSWORD – Student PIN         

Faculty members and other Staff may also access the WiFi by using the credentials below:

USERNAME – Staff Username

PASSWORD – Password to new UG Mail.


Borrowing materials

Generally, the law collection is viewed as a reference collection where material borrowing is not permitted, mainly due to the nature of the materials composed in the law library and their importance to legal research. However, faculty members or postgraduate students may be allowed to borrow a limited number of materials when their research work necessitates it.

  • Collection

Case Law – Ghana Law Reports, Supreme Court of Ghana Law Reports, English Reports and so forth

Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) – a collection of parliamentary debate of the Parliament of Ghana

Newspapers – bound collection of newspaper issues (Daily Graphic, New Times, Graphic Sports etc.

Journals – both local and foreign (e.g. University of Ghana Law Journal, Review of Ghana Law etc.).

Human Rights collection – a special collection on HR kept at the Human Rights Study Centre.

Statutes, Acts, Decrees and Other Government Publications (e.g. Gazettes, Legislative and Executive Instruments)


Besides the numerous electronic journals and databases available to users through the main university library, the law library also has specific law related e-resources (accessible to users; these include:

  • HeinOnline
  • Law Finder
  • Digital Attorney