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The KNUST School of Business (KSB) was established in 2005 as an outgrowth of the 29-year-old Department of Economics and Industrial management to fulfil the vision of KNUST. It was also to provide the environment for excellence in teaching, learning, and research in management and entrepreneurship in science and technology for the industrial and socio-economic development of Ghana and Africa. KSB Library is as old as KSB and it serves as the main information support facility for the School. It seeks to support the educational programmes of the School in the realisation of its academic objectives. Hence it strives to maintain a comprehensive collection that supports lecturers, students and other staff, in the area of teaching, learning and research.

Currently, the Library serves the Departments of Supply Chain and Information Systems, Marketing and Corporate Strategy, Human Resource and Organizational Development and Accounting and Finance.


Physical Collection/Print Resources

Books in the library have been organised/arranged on the shelves using the Library of Congress Classification Scheme (LC). Here is an outline of just “Class H” for the programmes KSB runs.

Class number 

HA – HD 31

Social Sciences





HD 31 – HF 1373





Public Relations

Organizational Behavior

Real Estate Business


Transport and Communication


HF 1379 – HF 5621



Accounting or Bookkeeping

Buying and Selling

Human Resource Management


HF 5625 – HG 6024

Accounting and Finance


Business Mathematics 



HG 6041 – HM 301

Business Communications

Public Finance



The Family


Inflation and Taxation


Electronic resources 

There is a wide range of online resources subscribed to by the KNUST Library. These resources provide users access to electronic journals, databases, electronic books etc. The resources can be accessed both on-campus within the KNUST network using the address, and off-campus with user credentials. To access KNUST E-resources off campus, Staff should log in to with their university email address and password and students with their Students’ ID and password.

Below are some multidisciplinary and specialised databases available to users.

Annual Reviews

Subjects: - Biomedical sciences, physical sciences and social sciences

Directory of open access books (DOAB)

Subjects: Multidisciplinary 

Directory of open access journals (DOAJ) –
Subjects: Multidisciplinary

Digital commons network

Subjects: Multidisciplinary


Subject: Multidisciplinary

Edinburgh university press -

Subject: Humanities, and social science

Emerald Insight -  

Subject: Management, Business and Information Management

IMF Electronic Library

Subject: International Financial Statistics, Balance of Payment Statistics, Direction of Trade Statistics, Government Financial Statistics, trade investment and others.


Subject: Multidisciplinary

Oxford University

Subject: Multidisciplinary

Project Muse

Subject: Social sciences and humanities.

SAGE online journals - 

Subject: Multidisciplinary

ScienceDirect - 

Subject: Multidisciplinary

Social Science Research Network:-  

Subject: Social sciences and humanities.

Wiley Online Library/Blackwell -

Subject: Multidisciplinary 


Pro Quest e-library.   

Vital Source 

Baobab e-library

KNUST Space: (Access to postgraduate theses) 

 Other services for users 

Verification of Scholarly Journal Articles, Book Chapters etc. for Faculty staff

Academic Skills Training

  • Accessing e-resources
  • Search strategy
  • Plagiarism
  • Referencing and citation


Library Spaces

Discussion Area

         Doctoral Study Centre


Opening hours

The opening hours of the Library are as follows:

During Semester 

Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

During mid-semester/end-of-semester examination

Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 8:00PM

Saturday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

During Vacation

Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

The Library is closed on Sundays and on all public holidays.

For assistance, please contact:

Mr. Joseph Taylor

School Librarian