Welcome to the CSUC Library webpage. You will find relevant information about the University College’s library, access to the library as well as contact details if you require them. The CSUC library is the nerve centre of all academic related activities in the University College. All academic affiliated functions such as teaching, research and learning find their functional support-base in the library where such materials are organized for easy accessibility to the university College community.
Welcome Message from Librarian
It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the CSUC Library. We continuosly strive to build our print, multimedia, and electronic networked information resources at a robust pace. The CSUC Library offers students, faculty, general public and researchers one of the most comprehensive information resources to support the research, teaching, and learning enterprises of the University College.
Today’s Libraries provide extraordinarily broad and deep print and e-resources in all areas of the sciences, including the biomedical and marine sciences, engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and computer sciences. The CSUC Library collections are rich in the humanities,religion,social sciences and business. We stand ready to serve you at the CSUC Library. Please let us know how we can assist with your research and study needs. We are eager to provide you with personal instruction and guidance.
Mr. Kofi Senyah
About The Library
The Christian Service University College Library was named after the late Mr. William Henry Chapman, the first library look2Principal of Christian Service College, now Christian Service University College. The Christian Service College was established in 1974 jointly by the World Evangelization for Christ (WEC) Mission and some Ghanaian evangelical Christians. Six months before the admission of students in October, 1974 the WEC Mission donated some books to the college which served as the nucleus of the library.
Later, in response to appeals made by the college’s authorities some donations were made to the institution by some organizations which increased the library’s bookstock. Some of the organizations were:
- Union Theological Seminary Library
- Akrofi Chrystaller Library
- Feed The Minds
- Worldwide Evangelization for Christ (WEC)
When the library was established it was managed by Mrs. Myra Chapman, the wife of the first principal. She was succeeded by the late Miss Victoria Yankson and later by the late Mr. Francis Dadzie who managed the library from 1993 to September, 2006. The current Librarian has been in charge of the library from October 2006 to date.
The library aims at becoming a centre of excellence in research, teaching and learning.
Composition Of Library
The CSUC library presently has five(5) main sections namely:
- Acquisition and Cataloguing
- Electronic Library
- Library Administration
The library has the following personnel:
|Mr. Kofi Senyah||Librarian||BA Education(University of Cape Coast)
PostGrad. Dip. Library Studies;Chartered Member,Library Association Ghana
|Mr. Stephen Oti-Appiah||Snr.Library Assistant||Diploma in Library Studies; BA Publishing Studies|
|Mr. Matthew A. Ndeogo||Snr. Library Assistant, In Training||BA Publishing Studies, MA Information Studies|
|Mr. Frank Aduku John||Jnr.Library Assistant Grade I||BSc Procurement and Supply Chain Management|
|Mr.Eugene Azibana||Jnr Library Assistant Grade II||BSc Information Technology(On-going)|
Our Support To Clientele
It has over the years played its major functions of supporting research, teaching and learning.The library’s staff are very friendly and hardworking in assisting its clientele in their search for information.
Management has planned to build a new library and information centre each of which will have a seating capacity of 500 or more. Plans are far advanced and it is hoped that the project will begin before the end of the year 2011.
Mr. Yaw Senyah has been appointed as the Librarian of CSUC. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in (Gen) Education from the University of Cape Coast, and a Graduate Diploma in Library Studies from the University of Ghana, Legon. He is a Chartered Member of the Ghana Library Association and has several publications on librarianship to his credit. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Senyah served as Ag. Deputy University Librarian of KNUST, Kumasi, where he worked for over 28 years. While at KNUST Library, Mr. Senyah worked in various capacities as Lending Librarian (1985-87); Acquisitions Librarian (1995-1999); and Serials Librarian (2001-2012). He also worked as an Assistant Librarian with the School and College Libraries’ Department of the Ghana Library Board, Accra from 1977 to 1980.
He was named the first Librarian at Sunyani Polytechnic while on Sabbatical Leave from 1999 to 2001, and is on record as having more than tripled the library’s bookstock within the two-year period. Mr. Senyah is a Catholic and worships at the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, KNUST. He is married with two children.
The library is readily accessible during these times:
Regular Semester Hours
Monday to Friday – 8:30am GMT to 10:00pm GMT
Saturday- 8:30am GMT to 4:00pm GMT
Monday to Friday – 8:30am GMT to 5:00pm GMT
How to search the Web
- Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial
- University of Albany Libraries user education
- Information Tutorials from the University of Albany Libraries
- Bare Bones 101: a basic tutorial on searching the web
- Student research resources
- Intute virtual training suite
- Internet detective
- Open University
Citing Sources and References
Reference these examples for an appropriate style:
- APA (American Psychological Association)
- MLA (Modern Language Association)
Precautions At The Library:
Library Users should collect ID tags for their bag/briefcase from the Library staff when they enter the Library. Library Users lib3are advised not to bring any valuable items or large sums of money into the Library. They do so at their own risk.
Borrowing and fines:
Library Users can borrow 2 books for 2 weeks which may be renewed for another 2 weeks. Overdue books will attract a fine determined by the Librarian and the University College Administration (reviewed from time to time). Reference books cannot be borrowed.
Faculty Members can borrow four(4) books for four(4) weeks and renew them for another period of four(4) weeks.
- Library Users are advised not to write or tear off pages in books, Journals, etc. Any contravention of this rule will attract a fine or any other appropriate sanction.
- Any loss of material will lead to the borrower paying double the current price of the missing material.
Conduct In The Library
- The Library is for private research/study and not for group discussion. Hence, silence must be maintained in and around the Library.
- Books consulted are not to be returned to the shelves but left on the tables.
- Seats are not to be reserved for friends. Vacation of a seat for more than 15 minutes entitles another person to occupy it.
- Library Users are not to wear a hat/cap in the Library.
- No umbrella should be brought into the Library.
- Food, water or any kinds of drink are not to be brought into the Library as these attract rodents and insects. The Library should always be kept neat.
- Library Users should submit their books and briefcase for inspection by the Library staff at the issue desk before leaving the Library.
- Students should always have their student ID cards with them for identification purposes whenever the need arises.
- Library Users should take note that the Library is closed on Wednesdays from 12 noon to 1:00 pm, when University College is in session, for the Wednesday Service.
- Library Users are to switch off their mobile phones before entering the library.
Kindly send us your questions,comments or queries relating to our facilities and services. Please use one of the methods below to contact us :
New Block Building,
CSUC Main Campus,
Odeneho-Kwadaso Road,Opposite Star Guest House.
Christian Service University College,
P.O.Box 3110, Kumasi, Ghana