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Faculty of Social Science Library

The Faculty Library has been in existence since the inception of the Faculty of Social Sciences and has played an essential role in the pedagogical and research activities of the Faculty. It started as a small library, then housed in a classroom and has since grown, expanded and responded to the country's human resource and development needs. There are three libraries in the Faculty, one at the Department of Economics, one at the Old Social Sciences Building serving departments of English and Modern Languages and another at the New Faculty Building serving the Departments of History and Political Studies, Sociology and Social Work, Geography and Rural Development and Religious Studies.

Together the Libraries provide materials on social sciences-related programmes in print and electronic format to the Faculty to support teaching, learning and research in realising its educational mandate.

Physical Collection/Print Resources

The Library's print resources include textbooks, periodicals/journals and theses. Information about the resources can be accessed anywhere with internet connectivity via this web address: The books have been organised/arranged on the shelves using the Library of Congress Classification Scheme (LC). Books can be located in the Library by their class numbers as follows:

A -- General Works 

B -- Philosophy. Psychology. Religion 

C -- Auxiliary Sciences of History 

D -- World History and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Etc. 

E -- History of The Americas 

F -- History of The Americas 

G -- Geography. Anthropology. Recreation 

H -- Social Sciences 

J -- Political Science 

P -- Language and Literature 


Online Resources

There is a wide range of online resources subscribed to by the KNUST Library. These resources provide users access to electronic journals, databases, books etc. The resources can be accessed on-campus within the KNUST network using the address, and off-campus with user credentials. To access KNUST E-resources off campus, Staff should log in to with their university email address and password and students with their Students' ID and password.

Below are some multidisciplinary and specialised databases available to users in the Faculty.

Annual Reviews

Subjects: - Biomedical sciences, physical sciences and social sciences

Directory of open access books (DOAB)

Subjects: Multidisciplinary 

Directory of open access journals (DOAJ) –
Subjects: Multidisciplinary

Digital commons network

Subjects: Multidisciplinary


Subject: Multidisciplinary


Subject: Multidisciplinary

Oxford University

Subject: Multidisciplinary

Project Muse

Subject: Social sciences and humanities.

SAGE online journals - 

Subject: Multidisciplinary

ScienceDirect - 

Subject: Multidisciplinary

Social Science Research Network:-  

Subject: Social sciences and humanities.

University of Chicago Press -http:// 
Subject: - Economics, Political Science, Languages, History, Education, Law, Philosophy, Zoology, Theology, Geology, Anthropology etc.

Wiley Online Library/Blackwell -

Subject: Multidisciplinary 


Pro Quest e-library:   

Vital Source: 

Baobab e-library:

KNUST Space: (Access to postgraduate theses) 


Library Spaces


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Reading Room


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Discussion Room


Library opening hours

The opening hours of the Library are as follows:

During Semester 

Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

During Vacation

Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

The Library is closed on Sundays and on all public holidays


For assistance, please contact 

Mrs. Anna Owusu Ansah 

Faculty Librarian