The Evaluation of Usage of Library Resources and Services: An Exclusive Study on Users of Academic College Libraries
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Academic libraries play crucial role in enhancing teaching and research missions of their parent institutions. This paper shares findings of the study which investigated awareness and use of library resources. The main aim of this research study is to identify the use and usage of resources and services provided by the library. A well structured questionnaire was prepared on Google Forms to collect the data from users of six colleges from Goa. Total 360 questionnaires were sent to 60 students of each college under study and 300 filled questionnaires were received from the respondents. The study has revealed that highest percentage of users (91.33%) prefer to visit the library to issue books. The major problem faced by users as they have mentioned in the study is inadequate resources in the library. Majority of the users (68.67%) are satisfied with library resources which is the positive sign for libraries functioning in Goa. This study recommended promotion and marketing of library services in order to enhance users awareness and increase usage of all library services.