Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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  1. IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Manifesto 1994 Retrieved from
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  1. Thanuskodi, S. (2012). Information Needs and Use Pattern of District Court Lawyers of Salem and Erode in Tamilnadu. DESIDOC J. Lib. Inf. Tech., 30(2), 59-69.
  1. Wilson, T. D. (2000). Human information behavior. Informing science, 3(2), 49-56. Retrieved from
  1. Ole pors, N. (2006). The public library and students information needs. New Library World, 2006, 107(7/8), 275-285. Retrieved from

  1. Parvathamma, N. & Reddy, S. (2009). Use of information resources and services in public libraries: a case of Bidar District, Karnataka State, India. Annals of Library and Information Studies, 56 (4), 249-254.
  1. Silvio, D. H. (2006). The information needs and information seeking behavior of immigrant southern Sudanese youth in the city of London, Ontario: an exploratory study, Library Review, 55(4), 259-266. Retrieved from

  1. Dutta, R. (2009). Information needs and information-seeking behavior in developing countries: A review of the research. International Information & Library Review, 2009, 41(1), 44–51. Retrieved from

  1. Kumbar, B. D. (2004). Growth and Development of Public Library System in India with Special Reference to Karnataka. In International Workshop on Information Literacy and Capability Building: The Role of Public Libraries, January 2004, TISS, Mumbai, pp. 23-31.
  2. Karnataka Public Library Act, 1965. Retrieved from


In this article an attempt has been made to investigate the use pattern and information needs of young users. For the study 200 questionnaires were distributed to the young users of City Central library, Dharwad, aged between 18-35 years and 196 duly filled questionnaires were received back with the response rate of 98%. In that, 180 (90%) questionnaires were found to be suitable for the analysis. Findings of the study revealed that City Central library plays a vital role in the life of youngsters and they are visiting the library regularly. Library usage and information needs of youngsters are mainly related to employment (81.11%) and education (66.57%). The study concludes with providing some of the important suggestions for overall development of information resources, services and infrastructure facilities of the CCL in order to provide better services to young users.