Richard McMillan Library

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Welcome to the Richard McMillan Library of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ). With our user-friendly interface, we aim to provide easy navigation and access to the variety of materials in our collection…


The Institute’s LIBRARY was established in 1960 and named after the first director of the Institute, Mr. Richard McMillan. It was reorganised in 2007 to help serve the needs of the Institute in its new role as a degree awarding university.

The Library provides information in print format for its patrons in support of teaching, learning, research and publication. About 70% of the library holdings are on communication studies and the English language.

The Library collection is made up of books, periodicals and electronic resources. There are approximately 9,000 reference textbooks and 4,000 students’ dissertations. It is also a member of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH) which gives access to several electronic databases. The Library has a seating capacity of 100 and an automated circulation system.

In addition, the library has 70 computers. The graduate students’ library also has seven computers and resources for their academic and research work.

The Library now has over 5000 registered users and is staffed by four professional and three para-professional library workers.