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  1. Abubabakar, B. M., (2011). Academic Libraries in Nigeria in the 21st Century, Library Philosophy and Practice,
  2. Ahmed, A. O and Nwalo, KIN, (2013). Fund Allocation as a Correlate of Sustainability of Departmental Libraries in Nigerian Universities, Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). 936-951.
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  4. Anafulu, J. C. (1997). Trends in the funding of academic libraries in Nigeria. Nigeria Libraries, 31(182): 12-31.
  5. Anunobi, C. V & Okoye, I. B., (2008).The Role of Academic Libraries in Universal Access to Print and Electronic Resources in the Developing Countries, Library Philosophy and Practice, 5 (20), 1-5
  6. ASUU (1992), Agreement between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities. 3rd Sept. 1992, pg. 11
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  8. Ishola, B.C (2014). Funding Problems in Nigerian University Libraries: Fee Based Library and Information Services to the Rescue, Focus on Pricing Policy. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). Paper 1176. Available at
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  13. Ubogu, J.B.and Okiy R.B. (2011)Sources of Funds in Academic Libraries in Delta State, Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice
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  1. Ogundipe, O. O. (2005). “The Librarianship of Developing Countries: the librarianship of diminished resources.” Lagos: Ikofa Press Limited, pp. 276 – 288.
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  1. Olanlokun, S. O. and Adekanye, E. A.(2005). “Collection development in unstable economy: a case study of the University of Lagos Library African Journal of Libraries, Archival and Information Science. Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 141 – 148.
  2. Olurayi, R. A. (2013). Fundraising in Academic Libraries: A case study of selected academic libraries in Southwest Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). Paper 975.
  1. Rosenberg, D. (1997). “Financial Management and Fund Raising in Libraries”. Nigerian Libraries, Vol. 31 Nos. 1 & 2, pp. 121 – 148.


Provision of funds for the academic libraries has been one of the challenges to adequate availability of information resources. Most institutions rely on institutional revenues to be made available to the libraries at appropriate and available period.

The study showcased among others; determined the percentage of institutional budget of internally generated revenue for funding of the academic libraries, gathered information on products and services that generate income into academic libraries, exposed ways through which academic libraries could generate funds for self-dependence.

The instrument used for data collection was the questionnaire and study employed descriptive design to investigate the percentage of institutional budget allotted to the library and the impact of internally generated fund on the running of the academic libraries studied. The study was conducted in five Private Universities in Osun State, Nigeria where 24 librarians were respondents.



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