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Abubakar, A. B. (2012). Myths & realities of digital reference services: Perspectives of libraries from developing countries. Library Management, 33(3):136-141.

Adeagbo, O. O. (2011). Influence of locus control and computer skills on the use of internet resources by undergraduate students in Nigerian universities. Library Philosophy and Practice, 515-522.

Ademodi, D. T. & Adepoju, E. O. (2009). Computer skills among librarians in academic libraries in Ondo and Ekiti States, Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice, available on: ademodi-adepoju.htm.

Alam, S. S. & Noor, M. K. M. (2009). ICT adoption in small medium enterprises: An empirical evidence of service sectors in Malaysia. International Journal of Business and Management, 4(2):112 - 125

Anyim, W. O. (2018). Assessment of ict literacy skills of digital library users and staff in Salem University Lokoja, Kogi State. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal), available on:

Awoleye, O. M., Siyanbola, W. O. & Oladapo, O.F. (2008). Adoption assessment of Internet usage amongst undergraduates in Nigeria universities: A case study approach, Journal of Technology Management and Innovation 3(1): 84-89.

Badger, E. (2013). Every library and museum in America, mapped. The Atlantic, available on:

Bashorun, M. T., Isah, A. & Adisa M. Y. (2011). User perception of electronic resources in the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences, 2(11), available on:

Bassi, M. D. & Camble, E. (2011). Gender differences in use of electronic resources in university libraries of Adamawa State, Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice, available on: and Camble- camble.htm

Bristol, A. (2014). Exploiting information system in higher education: An issue Britain: Information committee.

Camilius, S., Juma, K., & Lazaro S. P. B. (2010) Optimizing internet bandwidth in higher learning institutions: A case of Sokoine University of Agriculture. International Journal of Computing and ICT Research, 4(2): 27 – 35.

Chinwe M. T. & Shabi, I. N. (2011). Students use of academic libraries in Nigeria: Case of Obafemi Awolowo University Library, Ile-Ife, Library Philosophy and Practice

Egberongbe, H. S. (2011). The use and impact of electronic resources at the University of Lagos. Library Philosophy and Practice (e journal). Available on: libphilprac

Farahi, M. T. & Gandhi, R. T. D. R. (2011). Adoption of information technologies in medical libraries in Karnataka, India and Iran: A comparative study. International Journal of Library and Information Science, 3 (2), 38-45

Fati, O. I. & Adetimirin, A. (2015). OPAC awareness as a factor affecting OPAC use by undergraduates in two Nigerian libraries. International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science, 3(3): 72-80 Available on:

Fati, O. I. & Adetimirin, A. (2017). Influence of computer literacy skills on OPAC use by undergraduates in two universities in Nigeria. International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science, 5 (1), 27 – 37,

Flood, A. (2012). UK lost more than 200 libraries in 2012. The Guardian, August 3, 2013.

Francisca, O. I. & Goodluck, I. (2013).Current trends in library patronage by faculties in Nigerian universities: A study of Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho, Nigeria. Available on:

Gbaje, E. S. & Kotso, J. A. (2013). Assessing the content of Nigeria academic library website. Information and Knowledge management, 4(7): 6-11.

Ghuloum, H. & Ahmed, V. (2011). The implementation of new ICT services in Kuwaiti academic libraries. The Built & Human Environment Review, 4(1)

Haliso, Y. (2011). Factors affecting information and communication technologies use by academic librarians in South-western Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice

Idowu, A. O. (2009). E-resources and internet accessibility: Challenges of library service in Nigeria: 3rd Jire Olanlokun Annual Memorial Lecture delivered on July 9, 2009, pg 1-6

Katz, J. Y. (2008). The difference between distance learning methods and satisfaction and achievement of College students. Austrian Computer Society, 569-578.

Krubu, D. E. & Osawaru, K. E. (2010). The impact of information and communication technology (ICT) in Nigerian university libraries, Library Philosophy and Practice 1-18. Available on:

Margolis, D. (2016). Analysis of effect of corporate social responsibility in the business. 10(1), available on: http:/

Obuh, A. O. (2010). Web affinity: A study of undergraduate students in Nigeria universities. Library Philosophy and Practice. Available on:

Odede, I & Odede, E. (2016). Undergraduates’ computer skills and the use of online information resources: a case study of library and information science students of Delta State University, Nigeria. International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science, 4(3): 87-93. Available on: http://www.academicresearch

Odu, J. O. (2016). User apathy towards library resources and service: a case study of the University of Calabar Library, Calabar, Nigeria. Global Journal Of Educational Research, 16.37-44, DOI:

Ogunmodede, T. A. and Emeahara, E. N. (2010) The effect of library use education as a course on library patronage: a case study of LAUTECH library, Ogbomosho, Nigeria.Library Philosophy and Practice. Available on:

Okello, O. & Ikoja, O. (2010). Electronic information seeking among LIS postgraduate students at Makerere University, Uganda. Library Philosophy and Practice

Okiki, O. C. (2012). Electronic information resources awareness, attitude and use by academic staff members of University of Lagos, Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice, 834. Available on:

Okoronkwo, N. (2015, May 26). Library patronage fall in North-west. The Union Newspaper, Retrieved from:

Olayinwola, O. (2014). Decoding the Potency of Web 2.0 in Nigeria. Journal of International of Politics and Good Governance, 5(2): 5-35.

Onuoha U. D. & Subair M. O. (2013). Study habits of undergraduate students in selected federal universities in South-west Nigeria. Educational Research. 4(10):717-721

Opatola, M. O., & Kolawole, T. O. (2014). Factors affecting the level of patronage of traditional herb Sellers (THSs) in Osun State, Nigeria. International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology

Prangya, D. & Rabindra, K. (2013). Access, awareness and use of electronic information resources by research scholars of Berhaupur University. A case study. American International Journal of Research in Humanitarian Arts and Social Sciences, 3(2), available at:http://iasisnot/AURHASSpapers

Price, G. (2013). New statistics available: IMLS releases new public library report (FY 2010). InfoDOCKET Library Journal, Available on: http//

Rabia, A. & Naveed, E. S. (2018). User Satisfaction Survey of Public Library: A Study of Liaquat Memorial Library, Karachi, Pakistan. International Journal of Library Science, 7(1): 8-14, doi:10.5923/j.library.20180701.02

Safahiel, H. & Asemi, A. (2008). Computer literacy skill of librarians: A case study of Isfahan university libraries, Iran. In a Abdullah (Ed.) ICOLIS 17 -20 November, University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur: LISU, FCSIT.

Santos, F. (2011). In lean times, schools squeeze out librarians. New York Times, 27 July, 2011.

Schoenberger, N. (2018). Access to information in the age of Trump. Emerging Library & Information Perspectives, 1: 6 – 33,

Song, Y .S. 2009. Designing Library Services based on user need: new Opportunities to re-position the library, Proceedings of the 75th IFLA General Conference. Available on:

Tella, A. (2009). Attitudinal correlates of some selected Nigerian librarians towards the use of ICT. International Journal of Information Science Management, 7(1):15-30.

Tella, A. (2018). The use of web 2.0 technologies for delivering library user education and instructions. International Journal for Innovative Technology Integration in Education, 1 (2): 77-84, available at: Date accessed: 13 Aug. 2018.

Tyagi, S. (2011). Use and awareness of electronic resources at IIT Roorkee, India: A case study., 2(1): 4586-1- 4586-20

Yusuf, F., & Iwu, J. (2010). Use of academic library: A case study of Covenant University, Nigeria. Chinese Librarianship: an International Electronic Journal, 30, Available at:

Yusuf, M.O. & Balogun (2011). Student-teachers’ competence and attitude towards information and communication technology: A case study in a Nigerian university. Contemporary Educational Technology, 2(1). Available on:

Zickuhr, K. Lee, R. Kristen, P. & Maeve (2013). How Americans value public libraries in their communities. Available at:


This study investigated the influence of information technology skills on library patronage by undergraduate students in South-west Nigerian universities. A descriptive research design of the ex-post facto was adopted using a sample size of 1527 selected out of the total population of 239,048 undergraduate students in the universities. Questionnaire was used to collect data. The results of the study revealed that the majority of undergraduate students patronised the library between two to three times a day. The finding of the study also revealed that information technology skills had influence on library patronage by undergraduate students in the universities (r = 0.59, N = 1333, p < 0.05). The study concluded that information technology skills influenced library patronage of undergraduate students in the universities. The study, therefore, recommended that students should enhance their information technology skills to enhance their library patronage