Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

August 2008

Document Type



School libraries have an important role in encouraging reading and discovery among students and in augmenting teaching. They do these things with strong collections, instruction and orientation, and providing a physical environment that is conducive to learning. This article reports on a study of secondary school students in Nigeria. Students were surveyed on their use of the school library and their views on collections and services. The results showed widespread dissatisfaction with the collections and a lack of instruction and other services.