KNUST Library

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Prempeh II Library
KNUST Library System
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DirectorDr. Samuel Kotei Nikoi

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Library System serves the students, faculty, researchers and staff of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi Ghana. The Library System which is considered as one of the Academic libraries in Ghana consist of the main library (Prempeh II Library) and six other college libraries. The Prempeh II Library and the other satellite libraries delivers information services to approximately 40 000 undergraduate, 2 000 postgraduate students and 3 000 full-time staff members in the university community


Prempeh II Library is the university library of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology[1]

The library was formed as a result of the transfer of the library collection of the Teacher Training Department of Achimota College to the Kumasi College of Technology, Science and Arts (now Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology) in January 1952.[2]


The KNUST Library System consists of:

– Prempeh II Library (Main Library)
– College of Arts and Built Environment Library
– College of Science Library
– College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Library
– College of Health Library
– College of Engineering Library
– College of Humanities & Social Sciences Library

The University Main Library (Prempeh II Library) is the management centre for all library operations within the University. It provides staff and technical services as well as coordinates the activities of the College Libraries. The Prempeh II Library which is located in-between The Royal Parade Ground and The Great Hall of the University is currently divided into five departments: Academic Support, Collection Development and Management, Library Administration, Students Support, and Systems and Supports.[3]

Apart from the Traditional services offered by the Library, the Library also provides space for group discussions, e-Books, e-Journals, e-Catalogue (Alexandria) and KNUSTSpace (Institutional Repository) to the University Community and other stakeholders.


  1. ^ "British Council to Re-furnish KNUST Library". Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Our History". Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Departments". Retrieved 26 February 2014.