Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Summer 6-8-2022


The study aimed at examining the impact of information and communication Technology (ICT) on Nigerian university library service delivery, a study of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) library. The paper traces briefly the history of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Library. The study adopted the descriptive survey method. The questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection. A total of six hundred (600) questionnaires were distributed and five hundred and eighty three (583) collected back. The data collected were analyzed with the use of tables and simple percentages. From the analysis of the data collected, it was found that the use of ICT on library service delivery aids immensely in the development of university libraries, quick delivery of information services, access and easy retrieval of information by users. The findings revealed some of these challenges commonly faced such as insufficient availability of resources, lack of adequate space for ICT facilities and cost of utilization of the resources. Others factors plaguing the implementation of ICT in libraries are lack of adequate awareness of ICT services and resources, Therefore, it was recommended that there should be massive injection of funds and financial assistance from both the Nigerian government and some international donor agencies for the provision of ICT infrastructural facilities and training and retraining of librarians to enable them meet the standard of technology age for effective library services. This will result in the delivery of the effective information services and make it easily accessible to users