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Purpose- Present paper is an attempt to explore the students’ opinion of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, regarding the use of Informal Learning Spaces.

Design/methodology/approach- A survey was conducted through a well structured and precise questionnaire and circulated personally among 180 students studying at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Findings- The study reveals the fact that majority of the students’ use informal learning spaces for academic purpose and feels that library plays an important role in making them to use of informal learning spaces for academic purpose.

Research limitations/implications- The geographical area of study was confined to the students of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi purely regarding the use and their opinion of Informal Learning Space. The research results are limited to this environment only.

Originality/value- In India, limited studies have been conducted on informal learning space but as it is an emerging concept in librarianship, it is imperative to know the users’ behavior and attitude towards it. The study highlights the students’ opinion of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi regarding use of Informal Learning Spaces and its role in academic environment. The study also opens the path for some more studies to be conducted on this area.



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