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Babafemi, B. (1999), “Resources and Services of a Special Library: A Case of a Medical Library in Nigeria”, Library Herald, 36, No. 4, pp. 244-249.

Beard, J., Bottomly, N., & Geeson, R. (2003). ASK: A Virtual Enquiry Desk—A case study. The Electronic Library, 21, pp. 601-608.

Bloomfield, B.C. (1988). "Collection Development: Key Issues". In S. Corral(ed). Collection Development: Options for Effective Management. London: Taylor Graham.

Bryman, A., & Bell, E. (2003). Business Research Methods. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Cabutey-Adodoadji, E. (1988). "Collection Development: a Hypothetical Perspective". Ghana Library Journal. 6(1), pp. 20-30.

Cao Yi(1999) The Reorientation of Libraries in the Knowledge Economy Era. Library Work and Research. 6, p. 17-19

Diamond, W., & Pease, B. (2001). Digital Reference: A Case Study of Question Types in an Academic library. Reference Services Review, 29, pp. 210-218.

EBSCO Library Survey (2011)—2011 Library Collection & Budgeting Trends Survey (Proprietary survey conducted by EBSCO Publishing)

EBSCO Publisher Survey (2011)—2011 Publisher Trends Survey (Proprietary survey conducted by EBSCO Publishing)

Fletcher, John (1990). Financial Management Systems. In: Line M. B. (Ed.). Academic Library Management. London: The Library Association, p.216.

Foley, M. (2002). Instant Messaging Reference in an Academic Library: A Case Study. College & Research Libraries, 63(1),pp. 36-45.

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Koforidua Polytechnic (2014) Human Resource Department. Koforidua Polytechnic: Ghana

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The study investigated the relationship between budgetary constraints on the operation of academic libraries in Ghana. The study was a descriptive survey with the use of questionnaire as the main instrument to gather data. Out of two hundred and twenty copies of questionnaires distributed, two hundred copies were retrieved with a non response of twenty copies. With the use of Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS) Descriptive Statistics and Correlations Analysis were done based on the main variables in the study. The result show that all the four (4) constructs; Collection Development (CD), Acquisition & Selection (AS), Service Provision (SP), Patronage (PA), reveal positive significant statistical relationship on the operation of academic libraries. The study recommended that management of the Polytechnics should be encouraged to allocate separate budget for libraries in order to improve in terms of collection development, service provision, acquisition and selection as well as patronage.