Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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The library of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) collects a variety of information sources and offers various services in support of teaching, learning and research to assist clients in acquiring a lifelong education. The library is accessible and its services are available to its clients at all time. This study seeks to examine the relevance of university libraries in the 21st century. A questionnaire was used to collect data from 28 level 100 students of the School of Public Health (SPH) drawn from a population of 56 students. A survey method is used for this study because of its potential for generalising findings to a large population. Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) (version 21) was used to analyse the data into frequencies and percentages. Findings revealed that in the midst of a proliferation of information on the internet, many students still prefer to visit the library for information. Students use the library to update their knowledge in their field of study and to complete assignments. Students also visit the library to read newspapers, and to request reprographic services provided by the library.