Library

The Ghana School of Law Library aims at bringing library services to the point of users need.  The Library houses one of the country’s finest collections of printed legal materials, secondary legal resources and provides access to online services and free internet sources. The Library supports legal researchers by integrating access to print and online sources. The primary function of the Library is to provide efficient and effective services that meet the needs of Faculty, Students, Staff and Library patrons.

Opening Hours:

  • Weekdays: 8.30am – 8.00 pm
  • Saturdays: 9.00am – 2.00 pm
  • Vacation hours
  • Weekday: 8.30am-4.00pm

*The opening hours are subject to review by the Library Committee

Registration of users

Library patrons should register with the library to use the library. An orientation will be organized for new users.

  1. Lecturers/Staff/Alumini; Staff current ID card is required/ or Letter of Introduction/or recognized ID card
  2. Students: ID card and/or admission letter required.
  3. Visiting Scholars/Permitted Researcher : Letter of Introduction/or recognized ID card

 

BORROWING PRIVILEGES

The library is a reference library and therefore books are  not to be circulated, however weekend loans (short loans)  will be allowed for multiple textbooks. (This is subject to review and dependent on availability and demand) Proxy Borrowers should present a written & signd. note from sender.

Category Total No. of Items Loan period
Faculty/Registered Alumuni 2 books 2  days
Students/ Participants 1book 2 days
Staff 1 book 2 days

* Please note that students will pay a fee of GHc 5.00 each day after the loan period expires.

Lost and Damaged Books

Patrons who lose or damage a book shall be charged three times the current cost of the book/material in addition to sanctions.

Library Services

REFERENCE SERVICE:
Services available at the reference desk includes: Current Awareness Service, Questions and Answer service, user education and Research work services.
PRINTING & PHOTOCOPY
Charge per copy:
* Single page – GHp 5
* Front & back – GHp 5
* Printing – GH0.20p per page (Subject to Periodic Review)

ELECTRONIC SERVICE
The electronic resource is licensed by the School for non-commercial use by faculty, students and staff. The terms and conditions of the School agreement with the vendors of the resources will regulate the use.

INTER LIBRARY LOANS
he service will complement the library’s effort in the provision of information needs of faculty and students. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service is available only to GSL students, faculty, and staff. There is no cost for borrowing materials through GSL Library’s interlibrary loan service. However, borrowers may experience a cost when the lending institution imposes fees.

GENERAL REGULATIONS

Patrons must show IDs to any member of staff of the library on request. Any patron who fails to display his or her ID card shall be denied access to the library.
Cell phones should be placed on silent when in the library so that other library users are not disturbed.
The library is open to only registered members of the GSL community. It shall, therefore, be an offence to bring non-registered members into the library without permission from the Librarian.
Food and beverages may not be consumed in any part of the library.
Any bag (including, but not limited to polythene bags, book files) shall not be allowed into the library.
Laptops must be placed in the appropriate bags. Patrons may be prevented from bringing in their laptops in any other bag.
Headphones can only be used if the sound issuing from them is not audible in the reading area.
NB :
Please let us know if you have any suggestions or comments about our collections and services. We welcome your feedback and input. They help us ensure that the library responds to your needs.

Electronic Resources

The resource is only for students, faculty and staff. A link is provided at the School website

FREE RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET

www.llrx.com
The Web site has materials on Trade and Cultural Property Protection Laws.
www.jtighana.org
has some case laws and statutes of Ghana
http://www.worldlii.org ;
an international database for legal info.
http://www.bailii.org/
British and Irish
Access to Freely Available British and Irish Public Legal Information
http://www.e- lawresources.co.uk/cases/Table-of-cases-A-D.php
for case summaries QB, AC, etc
http://www.plol.org/Pages/Search.aspx
largest free law case on the internet
http://www.loc.gov/law/help/foreign.html
Provides a starting point for researching foreign, international, and comparative law with analysis and references to official printed and online
http://www.landlaw.org.uk/