Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln



Purpose: This Study seeks to reveal the opinion of the users of National Library and Archives of the Islamic Republic of Iran (NLAI) about library services based on cell Phones, to recommend new services for this library.

Design/Methodology/Approach: Descriptive survey method was used in this research and the required data were collected from 150 randomly selected samples, through a questionnaire developed by researcher.

Findings: Findings showed that 68% of respondents supported the use of mobile phone in the library and did not recognize it as being a disruptive factor. Among several proposed services, over-due day reminder (in saloon, or circulation desk of public library of NLAI) with 76% was the most favorable service. Providing audio tours of the library with 33% had the lowest interest. Totally, in 79% of proposed services, respondents consent was more than 50%.

Originality/value: Mobile Library Services provide easy access to work with library services and facilities, and it’s expected that the efficiency of NLAI Services will be greater by using Mobile Library Services, and for the first time surveyed NLAI user trends about mobile based library services.