Overview of UDS Library
The University Library established in 1993, has over the years been contributing its quota to help promote effective teaching, learning and research in the University. The Library has branches on all the five campuses of the University. It has in stock, a total of about 55,000 volumes of books acquired either through purchase or donations. The Library’s mission is to develop and provide access to relevant and well-balanced information collection in all formats for use by students, Faculties, and the public, and to maximize the use of information for development and life-long learning. This has informed the Library’s operations and helped the Library improve upon service delivery to users over the years.
The Library is achieving gradually through initiatives such as automation of library services, online catalogue, anti-plagiarism scan services, the provision of access to e-resources such as online databases, the establishment of an Institutional Repository which showcases the University’s intellectual output (theses, reports, articles) globally and most importantly giving their users access to local content. This is in line with achieving the vision of becoming a world-class academic Library supporting the information and research needs of the University.
The Library currently has branches at Nyankpala, Tamale, Navrongo and Wa Campuses. The Library is made up of two Departments and various Units which operate together making it a functional whole.