At the Koforidua Technical University Library, our commitment is not only to provide access to information but also to elevate the overall academic experience by offering cutting-edge and innovative services tailored to the evolving needs of our users. The following is a summary of the main services we provide to our users:
- Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC): Our library takes pride in offering an Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) that grants 24/7 access to our collection. This user-friendly online platform allows seamless browsing, ensuring patrons can explore our resources at their convenience.
- Reference and Client Enquiry Services: Our library offers robust reference and client enquiry services, emphasizing relationship management. We provide personalized assistance to students, faculty, and staff, ensuring they have access to the information they need for their academic pursuits. Our dedicated team follows the rules and regulations of the library to facilitate efficient and effective support.
- Lending/Borrowing or Circulatory Services: Registered students, faculty, and staff enjoy the privilege of borrowing books from our extensive collection, enhancing their academic work. Our lending services operate under clear terms and conditions outlined in the library’s rules and regulations, promoting responsible and equitable access to educational resources.
- Information Literacy: We are committed to enhancing information literacy among our users. Through tailored programs, we empower students, teaching them to identify their information needs, locate and evaluate relevant resources, and ultimately utilize information to generate knowledge. Our goal is to equip individuals with the essential skills to navigate the information landscape effectively.
- E-Resources: Through our collaboration with the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH), the Koforidua Technical University Library proudly offers a vast array of E-journals and scholarly publications. This strategic partnership enriches our academic curriculum, providing students and faculty with seamless access to the latest research and scholarly insights in their respective fields.
- Institutional Repository – KTU-IR: the KTU-IR, is our institutional repository, serving as a comprehensive platform for archiving and accessing a wealth of academic resources. This repository stands as a testament to our commitment to preserving and sharing the scholarly output of the Koforidua Technical University community.
- Anti-Plagiarism Services: As part of our commitment to academic integrity, we provide robust anti-plagiarism services utilizing tools such as Turnitin and Drillbit. This service empowers our academic community to uphold the highest standards of originality in their research and assignments, fostering an environment of intellectual honesty.
- Off-Campus Access to Resources: Recognizing the diverse learning environments of our university community, we extend our services beyond the campus. With our off-campus access feature, students and faculty can conveniently tap into our rich resources, ensuring uninterrupted research and learning experiences from any location.
- Citation and Referencing Management: Our library facilitates effective citation and referencing management through tools like Mendeley and RefWorks. We empower our users to streamline the citation process, manage references efficiently, and adhere to scholarly writing standards. This service aims to enhance the quality and professionalism of academic work produced by our community.
- Literature Search: Our library facilitates both manual and electronic literature searches. Our dedicated team assists patrons in finding valuable information for their research, assignments, and overall knowledge enhancement. We also provide training sessions on effective electronic searches, empowering our valued patrons in the University community.
- Inter-Library Loan and Document Delivery: Recognizing the diverse information needs of our users, we have established formal and informal arrangements with sister academic libraries in Ghana. Through inter-library loan services, we ensure that information requests beyond our immediate scope are addressed promptly, enhancing the breadth of resources available to our users.
- Cataloguing and Classification: To optimize the accessibility of our collection, acquired books undergo meticulous cataloging and classification. This process ensures that our shelves are organized systematically, facilitating easy and quick retrieval of materials for our users.
At the heart of our services is a commitment to providing a comprehensive and user-focused library experience, supporting the academic and research endeavors of the Koforidua Technical University community.