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Availability of Information Resources and Students Satisfaction with the Use of School Library in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State.
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This work studies the influence of availability of information resources on Students Satisfaction with the Use of School Library in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State. The population of the study comprises 3,760 senior secondary school students and sample of the study was 376 students which was selected randomly using stratified random sample techniques. Two research questions and two null hypotheses were formulated to guide this study, hypotheses was tested at 0.05 level of significance. Data was collected using the questionnaire. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. Data collected was analyzed using the mean, standard deviation, simple percentage, and t-test. The findings show that, availability of fiction and book on various subject, had influence on students' satisfaction with use of school library. Based on the findings, recommendations were made as follows: Since the study revealed that there is significant influence of availability of fiction on students' satisfaction with the use of school library, it is therefore recommended that schools management should take it as a duty call, to always reach out to both the government and nongovernmental organizations for fund, to acquire current fictions that will help in building the reading culture of the students’. Also since the study revealed that there is significant influence of availability of books on various subject on students’ satisfaction with the use of school library, it is therefore recommended that government should be alive to its responsibility by providing adequate textbooks in all subject yearly to the school library, to boost students’ satisfaction and improve academic excellence.