CARLIGH is the acronym for the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana. The Consortium has come a long way since its inception in 2004, when the Ghana interlibrary Lending and Document Delivery Network (GILLDDNET), originally set up under 1996 IFLA/DANIDA project, was dissolved.  From an initial membership of six (6), made up of five (5) public university libraries and one research institute, CARLIGH now has forty-two (42) members made up of eight (8) public and 19 private university libraries, six (6) Technical University libraries, six (6) training institution libraries, two (2) special libraries and one research institution library.


CARLIGH has grown in terms of membership since its inception in 2004 with a nationwide spread and recognition from key educational institutions, such as the National Accreditation Board (NAB), National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) etc. The Consortium has given more than 100,000 academic users the chance to access key electronic resources to enhance their learning, research and teaching.


To create a world of equal access to knowledge.

To be a global leader in knowledge for development

Core Values
Our core values are:  responsible leadership, integrity and commitment.

Strategic Objective
Our strategic objectives are:

To ensure the building of a sustainable and thriving organization
To enhance access to knowledge, while improving skills and effective use of information
To strengthen collaborations and influence within the higher education and research environment.