OCLF’s first library is in a container. It offers literacy & ICT classes, cultural dancing, school programs, and lay librarian training. 

HOURS: Mon to Fri 9 – 5 and Sat 9 – noon
CONTACT: Joana Felih 027 745 2380;

Nima Maamobi Gale Community Library, Accra (1998)

The Nima library offers literacy classes, a food program, and school outreach. Its users attend theatre activities at the nearby Nima Centre. 

HOURS: Mon to Sat 9 -5
CONTACT: Winifred Kyeremeh: 055 844 1387;

Mamprobi Gale Community Library, Accra (2001)

The Mamprobi library is near a school, and students go there on their breaks and after school. It offers ICT classes, and art enrichment.

: Mon to Saturday 9 – 5
CONTACT: Sharon Opoku-Gyan 024 398 097;

Nungua Community Library, Nungua (2003)

The Nungua library is one of our busiest. Its generous and well-treed compound with table tennis and benches create a park-like setting. 

HOURS: Mon to Fri 9 -5
CONTACT: Abigail Elisha 054 241 7557;

Nima Maamobi Community Learning Centre, Accra (2006)

The Centre is a community hub. Students study, youth rehearse, adults gain literacy skills, and groups host workshops. 

HOURS: Mon to Fri 9 –  9 and Sat 9 – 5
CONTACTS: Naomi Awusi 027 501 0021; & Martin Adjei Legend 024 409 1006;

Kathy Knowles Community Library, Goi (2008)

Goi is a fishing town east of Accra. School groups come in daily. Students often bring their homework after school.

HOURS: Mon to Fri 9– 5 and Sat 9 – noon 
CONTACT: Enoch Okutu 024 596 0703;

Accra College of Education Community Library (2011)

This community library is on the compound of the Accra College of Education. Students of all ages come.

HOURS: Mon to Fri 9 – 9 and Sat 9 – 5

Children’s section: Mon to Sat 9 – 5
CONTACT: Matilda Mercer-Yeboah 020 860 8632;

Korle Gonno Community Library, Accra (2014)

The Korle Gonno library has a junior and senior section, an auditorium, and ocean views! The library offers music lessons. 

HOURS: Mon to Sat 9 – 9
Children’s section: Mon – Fri 9 – 5
CONTACT: Belinda Dogbatse 054 413  8089;

Wokumagbe Community Library, (2018)

This mini-library is one of six in fishing and salt mining villages near Goi. Twice weekly children gather to read and listen to stories. OCLF pays lay librarians and provides books and materials. These libraries recorded 55,744 visits in 2022.

Anansekrom Garden Library, Accra (2018)

Irene Togobo, a teacher-librarian from Korle Gonno, started a library in her garden. Children read, listen to stories, and do activities. OCLF donated books and furnishings. 

Since 1990, OCLF has supported more than 200 similar initiatives.

Kathy Knowles Community Library, Kablevu (2020)

This library was among seven mini-libraries started in 2018. In 2019, the Merck Family Foundation gave funds for its construction. 

Head librarian Mabel Hoduameda opens her library from Monday to Sat 9 – 4.