Library

Library Hours

Monday – Friday: 08:00am -07:30pm

Mission of Accra College of Medicine Library

In support of the mission of the Accra College of Medicine, the Library’s mission is to provide world-class health information resources that is relevant, research oriented, tailored toward solving Ghana and Africa’s health problems so that ACM can produce unique graduates, who are excellent, committed to excellence and have “heart power”. Primarily, it acquires, organizes and maintains information resources for instruction, learning and research; for students, faculty and staff of ACM and other affiliates.

Vision

To be a leader in the provision of medical information in Ghana and Africa.

Primary Goals

The primary goal of ACM Library is to provide non-print and print information resource materials to students, faculty and staff of the Accra College of Medicine to enable them to develop in mind, body and spirit for service to humanity and the world as a whole. Library patrons are also expected to respect the rights of other patrons to use library resources and facilities in a quiet, clean, and peaceful atmosphere.

Accra College of Medicine (ACM) library is primarily digital, with subscriptions to a number of electronic information resources, including HINARI databases which give access to over 30,000 scholarly journals. ACM library is not limited to the library building; it reaches out, with cutting edge information, into faculty administrative offices, classrooms, cafeterias, and even outdoor gathering spaces.

The electronic library is supplemented by a paper collection that currently includes 242 books, as well as a variety of international and local journals, newspapers, and research publications as well as CD- ROMS. The collection focuses on Pre-Clinical and Clinical component of the curriculum. The collection will continue to grow over time.

Policies

Care of Books/materials

  • Users must not trace any picture or figure from any book.
  • No books should be written in, cut, highlighted or damaged in anyway.

 Any defect or damage to a book should be reported to the Library staff

  • Readers and borrowers will be held responsible for any damage to a material in their custody and will be required to pay the appropriate cost of such damaged books.
  • Borrowers should report at once the loss of any document in their care and if it is not found, the borrower shall pay for the assessed cost of the lost document.

General Rules

  • The library employs open shelving. Users are requested not to re-shelve items, but to place them on the library tables.
  • Silence is to be observed at all times within the library.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the reading area of the library. Toffees, fruits are not exempted.
  • The use of Mobile Phones in the Library is prohibited.
  • No access code to information should be shared/ given to non ACM Students
  • No seat shall be reserved by or for any user.
  • Smoking is forbidden in and around the Library.
  • All borrowed materials are to be returned on time, on the due date.
  • No borrowing is allowed for or during vacation.
  • Orderly conduct must be maintained at all times in the Library.
  • Library Staff will inspect any item being taken out of the Library.
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