Great News For all Booklovers in Ghana!

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!

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10 Responses to Great News For all Booklovers in Ghana!

  1. this is great news. wish this was there when i was doing my master’s. Okay but I would (if God permit) soon start my P.hD, perhaps this year. when I do i would definitely need this.

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    • Geosi says:

      It is certainly a great news and I hope it works to the satisfaction of all. Nina seems to raised some important points which I have read your comments there too. From the little I know, I think the project is to benefit all citizens of the country and not only students.

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  2. Nina Chachu says:

    This is very interesting, and I, for one, will follow up.

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  4. Carl Ayitey Ayayee says:

    kudos! I am very happy about this initiative.In fact it”s going to help students easily get access to books that are difficult to come by.

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  5. amymckie says:

    What a great program! I hope that books don’t get pirated and the program continues on and works well. I’ll be interested to hear what you think of it when you start using it.

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