The College Library comprises the Main Library and the School of Public Health Library at the Brikama Campus and the School of Nursing and Midwifery Library in Banjul.
The Main Library is at the centre of the Brikama Campus and is open 65 hours per week during term time and operates a reduced service during vacation periods. It is the College’s central learning resources. Combined, the various parts of the Library system contain 10,000 volumes & periodicals; there are over 400 reader places in modern air–conditioned surroundings and access to computer workstations. There are loan periods for items, reflecting demand, and a short load collection provides access to multiple copies of books in heavy demand.
The Library’s many special collections are well used by the college’s students. They include UNESCO, Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO) and FAO publications, Gambiana (i.e books by Gambians or on The Gambia), College theses and collections of research material.
The staff at the Enquiry and Information Desk help students to use the collections service and information resources.
We provide a complete information service, not only answering enquiries but also educating students to make the best possible use of the vast range of resources available. In particular, staff can provide students with expert advice and assistance in literature searches – an essential part of the research process.
Developing good information skills through the exploitation of the Library’s services and collections is essential to the student’s future career.