This book “Academic libraries and distance education in Ghana is a comparative study of the Universities of Education, Winneba and the University of Cape Coast.” is based on the results of a survey research of the two public universities in Ghana which started the distance education programmes. The units of the these institutions that run the programme are The Institutes for Educational Development and Extention (IEDE), Winneba and the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) Cape Coast. The study is the first of its kind which focuses attention on distance education programmes in the said universities and the barriers students face in accessing information from host institutions. The author is of the view that in order for libraries to provide support services and students to overcome the ordeal of distance and transportation costs, there must be collaboration among educationist, that is, university authorities and librarians. The study advocates the use of information and communications technology to support the distance education programmes. It provides good background knowledge to educationist, librarians and policy makers who have common interests in distance education.