According to the Ghana Education Service, there are two types of school libraries: box libraries, where books are kept in a box in the classroom and brought out during library time for students use, and rooms dedicated for libraries where students are able to sit in the traditional library setting to read.
The current state of school libraries in Ghana leave much to be desired. The Ghana Education Service estimates, indicate about a total of 14,112 primary schools and 8,818 Junior High Schools across the country. However, it is unclear how many of these schools have access to proper functional libraries.
Functional libraries are essential to learning. It is estimated by the Ghana Living Standards Survey number 6, that households spending on education is low on books and other educational supplies. This indicates that there is a lack of investment in books and other supplies necessary for academic success