Just after work yesterday, I passed by Akuafo Hall of residence only to see one of the biggest good news for any person who loves books. Right at the porters lodge of the hall, I picked up a small leaflet from the front desk.
The leaflets saids:
‘Hurray!!! Students. Get unlimited access to over 500,000 books on http://www.ghanalibrary.com.
Download on your laptop, pen drive, copy or print over 500,000 books spread across all subject disciplines; medicine, humanities, computers and IT, law Business, Agriculture, Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, journals and articles, education, etc, used by other university students all over the world.’
In fact, I should say I could not hide my excitement about this news as I was much particular and keen about the books on literature. Surely, there lies my sole interest – Literature.
Below the leaflet were the steps to follow:
1. Buy your e-library scratch card for GH15 at your Ghanalibrary vendors at Porters Lodge(Hall Residence), On-the-Run, SRC Offices.
2. Visit http://www.ghanalibrary.com
3. Register with your ID number and your e-library scratch card pin number, and enjoy the very best of 500,000 academic textbooks and literature spread across all subject disciplines.
After going through the steps, I was eager to purchase the e-library scratch card there and then. I consulted one of the men at the porter’s lodge and I was told that the cards would be in by Friday. I am hoping to get myself a copy when the cards are finally in. I see the whole project to be an interesting one since access to books would be much more easier and cheaper. I am only hoping that most of the contemporary books would be available to download.
Finally, the last sentence on the leaflet struck my attention than anything else. It says:
‘IT IS ILLEGAL TO PIRATE BOOKS DOWNLOADED FROM GHANALIBRARY.COM’
Hmmm! I have less to say about the above statement. See, for over 5 years of my stay at the University of Ghana campus and seeing students pirate and copy all sorts of things for free, I wonder if the books would not be pirated. Let’s wait and see!