How it works

Browse the stacks online or in person

View the library’s catalogue by clicking here.  

Alternatively, visit the library in West Legon and browse the titles. We also have hundreds of back issues of international newsmagazines like Time, Newsweek, and The Economist. PLEASE NOTE: WE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Select your membership

However, you can only check out books when you take out membership.

You can pay your subscription yearly in advance by

  • Mobile Money (MTN Cash)
  • expressPay
  • PayPal
  • Cash

or monthly at a rate using the same payment methods.

A refundable deposit of 100 GHS is required to check out books. You will receive your deposit back on receipt of the books as long as they are brought back on time and in the same condition in which you received them.

Receive your books

There are two ways you can receive the books you want:

    • You can come and collect them from the library yourself (check out our opening hours here)
  • You can have them delivered to you by courier (there is a flat charge of 15 GHS for delivery within Accra). This option is for exisiting members only.

Return your books

Please return the books to the library in person. We have a Returns Bin located on the ground floor of the building that you can return the books in.

You can renew your books online up to a maximum of two times.

If you return your books late or fail to renew by the due date online, overdue fees are charged at a rate of 2 GHS a day. This will be deducted from your deposit.

Please note: If you fail to return your books, you will forfeit your membership and deposit.


Become part of the community

Libreria is about books and ideas, both of which are ultimately about people.

Attend author talks, writing and reading groups, workshops and discussions, and screenings and performances from our range of events held every week at Libreria. Or just hang out in the space and make new like-minded, literary friends.

Receive the monthly e-newsletter and find out what’s happening when with who.

Spread the word

Share your love of books and ideas by telling your friends and colleagues about Libreria. Refer five friends who take out membership to the library and get one month free.

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Visit us (By appointment only)

PAMA House, Unit 7

114 Westlands Boulevard

West Legon