The Governing Council consists of the Head Librarian of each full member institutions and the Chairman of the Advisory Board or his/her representative.

Members elect a Chairman and Secretary who hold office for a two (2) year term renewable for another 2 years only.

As of August 2017 the Chairman of the Governing Council is the University Librarian of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr Sahm Nikoi.  The Secretary is the University Librarian (Ag.) for University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Korklu Laryea.   Both were elected at the end of 2016, with terms of office covering 2017-2019.

The date for the next election for Chairman and Secretary of the Governing Council will be announced soon.