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Agboola, A.T. (2000) Five Decades of Nigerian Universities Libraries: A Review .Libri. 50;280-289.

Alokun, N.A.T and Busayo, l.O. (2009) Readers Services in Academic Libraries: The Caseof the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti. Fountain of Knowledge Journal of Library and Information Science 1(1) 9-23.

Anunobi,C.V.(2013) Human Capacity Building in Nigerian University Libraries: an Imperative for Academic Libraries , Contributions Towards National Development.International journal of information processing and communication 1(1) 30-35.

Bamiro, O.A(2012) Tertiary Education in Nigeria and the Challenges of Corporate Governance.Speech at the TETFundYear 2012 Strategic Planning Workshop, Held at the Idris Abdukadir Auditorium, National Universities Commission, Maitama Street, Abuja. 7th to 8th August, 2012 .

Bryant J., Matthews G. And Walton G. (2009) Academic Libraries and Social Learning Space: A Case Study of Loughborough University Library, U.K. Journal of librarianship and Information Science; 41(1)20-25.

Enser, P. (2002) The Role of Professional Body Accreditation in Library and Information ScienceEducation in the U.K.Libri. 52;214-219

Esin, J.E. and Ottong, E.J. (2008) Weeding in Nigerian Academic Libraries, Librarian’s View Point, Gateway Library Journal, Journal of the Ogun state Chapter of Nigerian Library Association11(2) 73-81.

Fabunmi, B.A. (2013) An Investigation into the Awareness, Occurrence and Preparedness for Disaster Management in Selected Academic Libraries in Tanzania, East Africa .Journal of Library, Educational Media and Information Studies (JOLEMIS).5(1) 1-15.

Fafunwa,(2010)The Beginning and Evolution of University Education Nigeria;50 years of University Education in Nigeria, Evolution, Achievements, and Future Directions. University of Ilorin and National University Commission, Abuja.1-25p.

N.U.C (1989)Manual of Accreditation Procedures for Academic Programmes in Nigerian Universities, National Universities Commission, TafawaBalewa Square, LagosNigeria, 1989.Vol.1, 1-119.p

Nera, C. M. ( 2004) The Impact of Accreditation to Libraries and Librarian: The Philippine Experience

Nitek, D.A.(2011) Space Assessment as a Venue for Defining The Academic Library. The Library Quarterly,81(1) 27-59.

Obanya,Pai (2010) The Global Economic Meltdown; An Opportunity to Refocus the Triple Mandate of Universities. 50years of University Education in Nigeria, Evolution, Achievements, and Future Directions.University of Ilorin and National University Commission, Abuja.506-521p.

Odera-Kwach, B A and Ngulube,p(2013), The Impact of Accreditation Exercise on University Libraries in Kenya. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science :vol 1

Okogwu, F.I and Akidi, J.O. (2011) The Role of the Library in the Accreditation of Nigerian Universities Academic Programmes, Nigerian LibrariesJournal of the Nigerian Library Associatio.44(2), 89-97.

Okojie, J.A.(2008) Licensing, Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Nigerian Universities: Achievement and Challenges . National Universities Commission Abuja, Nigeria. Paper Presented at a Session of the 2008 CHEA summer Workshop.1-25p.

Okunamiri, P.O.andOkorie,F.U.(2008)Leadership in Education; Nigerian Journal of Educational Management, 7;37-46.

Olabanji E.O. and Abayomi A. (2013) Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Nigerian Universities.Journal of Education and Practice. 4, (8) 5-10.

Oladosu,A.G.A.S (2010)Accreditation; Its Benefits and Challeges,50 years of University Education in Nigeria, Evolution, Achievement and Future Directions ,University of Ilorin and National University Commission. Abuja.135-149p.

Omolewa,M (2010) Highlights of Development of University Education; 50years of University Education in Nigeria, Evolution, Achievements, and Future Directions. University of Ilorin and National University Commission, Abuja.27-45p.

Pila,R.A. , Resurreccion A.P., Ressurreccion I.L.(2016), The Impact Of Accreditation In The Library Services Of Rizal Technological University. (Ijrssh) 2016: Vol. No. 6, Issue No. Iii


The library being the most essential pillar of any academic institution needs utmost attention to avoid total collapse of the entire university community. The process of programmes accreditation in Nigerian universities is to ensure a uniform Maximum Academic Standards (MAS). To ensure that the process is meeting its set goals and objectives, this study examines the impact of accreditation on the growth of academic libraries in Nigeria. The research adopts a descriptive survey design. A total enumeration technique was used to select 125 respondents as the sampled population. Questionnaire was used for data collection and analyzed using simple percentage. The finding revealed that there is paucity of funds affecting the optimum performance of academic libraries in Nigeria; fund is not released until accreditation is approaching. Findings further revealed that accreditation exercise has been beneficial to the library in terms of increased library information resources and library face lift. The finding also revealed some of the challenges facing academic libraries in Nigeria. When there is no accreditation, the library faces poor attention and lack of fund from the university management which results to poor library services and no acquisition. Therefore, the study recommends that academic libraries in Nigeria should device a means of self-funding through Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in form of bindery, internet access provision, reprographic services etc. Also, the university managements should continue to fund its library and release to time the statutory 10% total budget of the institution’s recurrent expenditure.



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