The University Library System comprises the Main Library, Faculty Libraries, Departmental Libraries and Hall Libraries. These are of varying sizes, content and service and are distributed across the campus. 

Staff and students of the University are allowed to use the library for reference and borrowing purposes. The Main Library, Sam Jonah Library, offers a diverse and innovative range of products and services to cater for the need of every user. The library subscribes to electronic resources through the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Ghana (CALIGH). These are protected by publishers using a variety of authentication technologies to ensure that only authorised links can gain access to the full-text content.

The library also provides hypertext links to websites which in turn give free access to full-text electronic documents, e journals and other free Internet resources.


There are major banks situated on campus to enable staff and students to conduct financial transactions with ease. Some of these banks are the GCB Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Prudential Bank, Zenith Bank and Pro Credit.


Students can purchase books and general stationery from the various bookshops on campus. Two of the major ones are the Kingdom Books and Stationery Shop and EPP Bookshop located at the old site and new site respectively.


Post Office

The University’s Post Office is located in the Central Administration block at the old site. Services offered include sending and receiving of letters, money transfer, services and the sale of stationery as well as desktop publishing services.

Places of Worship

The University, as an equal opportunity institution maintains religious harmony among staff and students. The university respects and upholds the rights of members within its community to their spiritual growth. As a result, there are places of worship on campus for the main religious groups. The University encourages dialogue and cooperation among the various religious groups in order to promote respect and tolerance.


The Directorate of University Health Services is made up of the Hospital and the Environmental Health Section. The hospital which started as a clinic in 1963 was attached to the Adehye Hall. The hospital was later relocated to its present site.

The Hospital was initially meant to cater for the health needs of staff, their dependents and students. Currently, it serves these primary target groups as well as the general public especially the surrounding communities. The bed capacity of the Hospital is eighty (80).

The Environmental Health Section handles all environmentally related hygiene practices including cleaning, dislodging of faecal waste, spraying and fumigation services.

Core Objectives
  1. Provide quality-driven health care to its clients
  2. To be the most qualified, dedicated and highly motivated workforce for appropriate health care delivery
  3. Provide client-focused and friendly environment appropriate for quality healthcare delivery
  4. Provide avenues for developing leaders for the future sustenance of services provided.
  5. Ensure a clean and serene university environment to promote academic work and research.

Network and Infrastructure Section

The Network and Infrastructure Section which used to be called the Computer Centre was established in 1975 as a service unit within the University. It is situated on the ground floor of the Science Building Complex. In 1998, the centre became Semi-Academic in status to emphasise the role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the university and the place of Computer Science or computing in the curriculum at all levels.

Currently, it is a dependable lighthouse providing the appropriate Information Communication Technology (ICT) services, computer information and computer management skills to the university and its surrounding communities.

The Section serves the university community in a variety of ways including:

  1. Computer Security
  2. Computer & Network Maintenance [MEB Request]
  3. Informatics Instruction
  4. Computer Auditing
  5. Research Support
  6. Advisory Services
  7. Web Programming & Designing
  8. Software Development
  9. Networking & Communication
  10. Information and Technology Literacy

Childcare facilities on UCC campus

The University of Cape Coast has paid childcare facilities available to cater to staff and students' childcare needs. The University Basic School is located at the Old site (South campus) and Abura, one of the Cape Coast townships.

There is also the University Interdenominational church childcare facility, which can be accessed by staff and students at the University of Cape Coast. The preschool facility is on the church's premises at the University of Cape Coast North Campus (Science)