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Finding and borrowing of books

Finding and borrowing books couldn’t be easier with Library Catalogue . Don’t worry, you can always ask for assistance if you get stuck.

How many items can i borrow?

Borrower category Number of items
Lecturers  15
Part-time Lecturers  10
Demonstrators  7
Other Senior Members  7
Postgraduate Students 7
Undergraduate students  5
Senior Staff  5
Junior Staff  5

How long can I borrow?

The normal period for keeping a borrowed book is 14 days. Teaching and Research staff and others with special reason for doing so may request longer periods, but all books must be returned before the end of the current academic year. Teaching staff are allowed to keep borrowed books for one Semester but the books can be recalled after a month, subject to the needs of other borrowers.

How do I borrow items?

The great news is, you don’t have to fill in any extra paperwork. All you’ll need is your new KNUST Multipurpose student ID card which you’ll get upon arrival. This will give you access to the library and other fantastic facilities available on campus. Your Student ID card is literally your key to everything on offer here. So make sure you look after it.

Can I renew my loans?

  • Library renewals may be renewed at any branch library in person.

  • Renewals will not be granted if there is outstanding account on the student's loan record.

  • Only two renewals per item are allowed

What happens when an item i have on loan is requested by another user?

What happens if i do not return my loans when they are due?

How do I return my loans?

  • You may return library materials in person at the branch library you borrowed from.

  • Materials should be returned on or before the due date. Examination results will be withheld until the material has been received or until replacement cost of each item(and administrative cost) has been paid in full.

  • Students who cancel or suspend their course must return all library materials for the relevant course without delay. Late returns will incur a fine.

  • Receipt must be kept at all times as proof of return.


What do I do if a book i need is already out on loan?

What do I do if i have lost an item I have borrowed?

What if I cannot find a book am looking for?

Contact the Librarian or any Assistant at the Student Support Department, Prempeh II Library

For any information, Contact:

Student Support, Prempeh II Library, KNUST

Phone 00233-322060133