Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Spring 3-26-2021




The paper investigated the provision of library facilities and services for the specially-abled users in the three selected Public Libraries of Arunachal Pradesh. It examined access to the information materials collected in the libraries and the building structure. The data-gathering instruments consisted of a structured questionnaire, observation, and interview method were followed. Findings of the study showed that among the three libraries Pasighat District Central Library has specialized staff to guide the specially-abled user. It was found that among these three public libraries District Library Tezu has better ICT infrastructural facilities as compared to District Library Pasighat and Changlang. Moreover, it was found that the procurement of specialized documents for disabled users as well as the enhancement of the existing facilities and services for disabled users’ needs to be focused. It was suggested to improve the existing internet facilities among all the three public libraries. Besides that, library buildings should be modified to accommodate physically challenged persons to access housed resources.