The Sir Arku Korsah Law Library is an essential part of the Law Programme. In developing the library collections, the Faculty has two priority objectives:
To provide a comprehensive, research level, retrospective and current collection of Ghanaian and African law materials; and
To provide the classic professional texts relating to other common law countries such as the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA.
Students have access to photocopying, microfilm and microfiche equipment, commercial databases on CDROM and the Library's own databases, which will be developed as a basis for a Ghana legal information service.
The Library staff develop and maintain the collections, on a reserve and loan system; they help students to find the meanings of legal citations, and to locate the cited material. They train students in using a wide range of printed and electronic indexes and databases.
The service priority of the Library staff is to assist students to use efficiently the reference and research materials that are professional tools of successful lawyers.
Library Opening Hours:
General - Monday to Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Extended Opening Hours (After Mid semester exams)-
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm,then on Saturday
The Faculty of Law Library building at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, was purposefully erected and completed by the University with funds provided by the Ghana Educational Trust Fund (GETFund) as a requirement for the establishment of a Law Faculty in KNUST. The building was commissioned on Tuesday 19th September 2006. The Library was later named after the first black Chief Justice of Ghana(then Gold Coast) in 1956, Sir Kobina Arku Korsah (1894-1967) for his immense contribution to Legal Education in Ghana.The establishment of the Law Library was to give prospective lawyers access to legal and other information and research materials to enhance their legal education.
The Sir Arku Korsah Law Library, which started as a section in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Main University Library in 2003 was moved to the Faculty of Law with its full set of staff in August 2009, to stress the importance of library and information services to law research, teaching, learning and knowledge dissemination. The Law Library is an integral part of the Faculty of Law, KNUST, Kumasi and it is financed by the Faculty. The library is considered a laboratory of a scientific institute, where the apparatus for the law students are the classic law books, case law reports and journals that are available in full sets (HNLU, 2010). The students would perform legal research like experiments to augment their studies by using this equipment (law materials).
The materials available have impact on the teaching and learning process as both lecturers and students obtain vast information for teaching and learning from the Library.