Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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This paper investigated the benefits of the Volta Regional library on the performance of Bankoe Kpoanyigba E.P. Junior High school students in the Ho Municipality of Ghana. The study sought to discuss the concept of library; benefits of libraries on students’ performance; challenges in the use of the library for learning and strategies to boost the interest of students in the use of library.

A descriptive research design was adopted and a total of ninety (90) students and three (3) librarians were sampled for the study. Simple random sampling technique was used.

The study revealed some challenges that the regional library is located close to a public toilet and a noisy environment; the unavailability of internet connectivity, inadequate computers and its facilities are in a deplorable state. Majority of the books were outdated and regular supply of books from the government has not been forth coming. The study recommend that the governments should provide regional libraries with adequate internet and computers, build modern structure and provide a good location for the libraries and also teachers should give students assignment which will enable regular use of the library by students.