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Anyim, W. O. (2019). Demystification of Legal Information Resources for New Entrants to the Law Librarianship: Nigerian Perspective. Library philosophy and Practice (e-journal). 5937.

Anyim, W. O. (2019). E-Lawyering and Virtual Law Practice: A Paradigm Shift for Law Library System. Library philosophy and Practice (e-journal).

Awuse vs Odili (2005) 16 NWLR (PT 952) P. 416

Bassey, B. (2018). Importance of Virtual Libraries Supporting Student Learning. Retrieved from https://

Black’s Law Dictionary (8th ed.) P. 595 & 676

Cross on Evidence (1999) 9th ed. London: Butter Worth.

Eze vs Okoloagu (2010) 3 NWLR (PT 1180) P. 183

Kannike, A. (2018). Admissibility of Evidence as it Relates to Electronic Devises, Social Media and Forensic Science. A Paper Presented at the Conference Organized by the Magistrate Association of Nigeria (Man), Bayelsa State Chapter, Which was held at the Multi-Door Court House, High Court Complex, Ovom, Yenogoa on Thursday 12th day of April, 2018.

Lawal vs Union Bank of Nigeria PLC 1995) 2 NWLR (PT 378) 407

Milt Governor V Sani (NO. 2) (1989) 4 NWLR (PT 117) 624,

Phipson On Evidence (2010) 17th ed. Hodge M. Maleked: Sweet Maxwell.

Richard, Z. Z. (2012). The Sustainable 21st Century Law Library: Vision, Deployment and Assessment for Access to Justice Prepared. Retrieved from

Section 84(2) (a) of The Evidence Act 2011

Section 84(2) (b) of The Evidence Act 2011

Section 84(2) (c) of The Evidence Act 2011

Section 84(2) (d) of The Evidence Act 2011

Section 84(3) (a) of The Evidence Act 2011

Section 84(3) (b) of The Evidence Act 2011

Section 84(3) (c) of The Evidence Act 2011

Section 84(3) (d) of The Evidence Act 2011

Section 258 of The Evidence Act 2011

Taylor vs Howard III RI 527, 204, A2d 891 891


The paper reviewed the inclusion of computer generated evidence in Nigerian court of law with respect to its implication for law libraries. Attention was given more to the e-library system which generates and disseminates legal information via electronic format. It was revealed that the new Evidence Act 2011 having incorporated Admissibility of Statements in Documents Produced by Computers which was not specifically provided for in the earlier Evidence Act 2004, presents opportunities to the law library leading to expansion of its scope and integration of e-system, platform for online Alternative Dispute Resolution, face to face and virtual services, Ask-a-Librarian and Library Study and video conference rooms services. It was concluded that Admissibility of Computer Generated Evidence in Nigerian Court of Law has given law library a platform to expand its technological outfit and to expect possible inclusion of other devices rather than computers as admissible in the court of law. These possible devices may be smart phones, tablets, digital cameras etc. It is possible that social media platforms such as facebook, whatsapp, twitter, badoo, messenger, Google, Instagram, Linkedin etc. may be useful as evidence in law. It was recommended that the law libraries should be up-to-date with legal trends as to enable them make necessary adjustments or expansions in their services. Law libraries will need to train staff capable of identifying changes in judicial system to provide and assist users with services and tools that reflect those changes.