With much pleasure, I welcome you to St. Francis College of Education Library, FRANCO Library which provides relevant, adequate and up-to-date reading materials to support teaching, Research and Community Service functions at the College.

The Library will also provide you with resources, programmes and services to support your Academic and Personal goals.  We will help you to identify, select and acquire the relevant information you may need for your Academic work.

VISION:

 To become world Class Library with the focus on the provision of adequate, reliable and relevant information in teaching, Research and Learning support for academic Excellence in Mathematics, Science, Education and Technology.

Currently, the library is made up of:

  • Collection Development/Acquisition Unit.
  • Reference, Circulation and Reader Services Unit.
  • Cataloguing and Classification Unit.

FUTURE PLANS

  • Extension of Internet Connectivity to the Library
  • Establishment of E-Library (Electronic Library)
  • Creation of Research commons for faculty to share research experiences and information commons to serve as discussion room for students.
  • Provision of Electronics Resources to include access to Electronics Information Resources, Access to Internet and subscription to full-text-database
  • Acquisition of two (2) giant photocopiers to provide photocopying services to clients for a fee and to reduce mishandling of Library resources.

The College Library serves other users apart from the College Communities.   That is to say, any individual can be a Casual User of the Library.

OPENINGS/WORKING HOURS

Mondays – Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturdays: 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Holidays: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

REGULATIONS

  • Food, Water, Drinks etc. should not be brought into the Library.
  • Smoking and Drinking Alcoholic Beverages in the Library is prohibited.
  • Bags and other goods brought into the Library should be deposited on the shelves at the Entrance of the Library.
  • Watching of pornographic materials in the Library is forbidden and may attract sanctions.
  • Valuable items such as money, jewelry, laptops, tablets, phones etc. should not be kept in bags deposited.
  • Students who are found disturbing in the Library may be asked to leave.
  • Students can be randomly checked to trace missing items.
  • Tempering with Library materials, mutilation, defacing or writing in the Library book is prohibited.
  • Gadgets or engaging in any form of noise-making in the Library is strictly prohibited.
  • Receiving phone-calls in the Library is strictly prohibited, whiles in the Library, put all mobile phones on silent mode and receive calls outside the Library.
  • Stealing or attempting to steal any Library resources or removing pages from a book is criminal, punishable by laws of the College.

As the oldest College in the Volta Region, the College Library is very keen to meet the needs of the College Community in the midst of new trends and challenges of Information Industry.   However, the College Library depends solely on the College for its budget.

Unfortunately, the Library focuses on budgetary constraint which makes it to carry out its developmental programmes.   The Library therefore, needs private support to enable it undertake these developmental projects at a faster rate.

 The Library therefore, solicit support in kind or cash from Alumnus, book Collectors, Publishing companies, Philanthropies, individuals, current students and organizations.

 

MESSAGE TO STUDENTS

My dear friends, if you fail to buy knowledge today, you will pay for the price of ignorance tomorrow and remember, a Leader without a Library is a liability.

Therefore, Read more, Know more, Do more and Become more.  We therefore take this opportunity to encourage all students to use the Library as it has the resource, space and conducive environment for research and learning.

Kind regards

Joseph D.K. Plahar

Asst. Librarian                                                          

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