SG Williamson Library

The library is named after the Rev. S.G. Williamson, a British Methodist minister who was the first principal of the Trinity College when it was founded in Kumasi

in 1942. The SG Williamson Library has a large collection of resources on theological and religious studies consisting of books, serials and e-resources. The library has some collection on social sciences as well. The total collection of books and serials number about twenty thousand (20,000). Special books selected through the recommendation of lecturers are placed on reserve and kept in a locker designated for that purpose. The library also has a special arrangement with the Princeton Theological Seminary in the USA that allows it access to their digital library resources. 

  • The library has a collection of BD/B.Th. long essays, M.Div/MAM Project Works and MTh theses on important theological and pastoral topics.
  • The Library also has a computer laboratory with computers connected to the Internet for use by students only.

Access Point

The library uses the Library SOFT automation system which allows access to materials in the library locally. The library is however negotiating with the University of Ghana
Library System and the University of Ghana Computing Systems to host its collection for web base access.

The Divisions
The Library is run in a two storey building: the ground floor is the Students’ Lending Section while the first floor is Students’ Reference Section and Graduate School reference wing. The Centre for African Christianity also has a section where rare books authored by Africans or books authored on African theology, history, and other social sciences are kept for reference and research. When completed, it will be a one stop place for research on African Christianity.

Opening Hours

The opening hours during the semester are as follows:

  • Mondays - Fridays : 9am - 10pm (with a break in-between 5pm and 7pm).
    Visitors are allowed in the library from 9am to 5pm.
  • Saturdays - 9am —2pm
  • During examination periods, the library is opened to students up to 12 midnight.
  • The library is closed during public holidays. The Library looks forward to a future arrangement of 24 hour services on week days. However, with the present arrangement, faculty members are allowed entry to the library any time.

This February

School Re-Opens Fri. 1st Feb
Lectures Begin Mon. 4th Feb
Human Resource Committee Meeting Wed. 6th Feb
Trinity Rally Sun. 17th Feb
Finance & Dev. Committee Meeting Wed. 13th Feb
Senate Meeting Wed. 20th Feb
SRC Week Mon. 25th Feb - Fri. 1st March
Governing Council Wed. 27th Feb

Locate Us

Trinity Theological Seminary

No. 7, Trinity Avenue, East Legon.

Accra, Ghana

P. O. Box LG 48 Accra


The Seminary has progressed from being a semi-autonomous Institution affiliated to the University of Ghana, Legon, to being an Institution fully accredited by the National Accreditation Board of the Ministry of Education and subsequently granted a Presidential Charter to award its own degrees, diplomas and certificates.