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A scholarly article from the university of Uyo, Nigeria.


This study examined library usage statistics (2018-2020): a prerequisite for evaluating information service delivery in Nyong Essien library, University of Uyo, Nigeria. Four research questions were raised to guide the study. Historical research design was employed. Record sheets which comprised Head Counts and number of consulted information sources in serials, reference and e-resource from 2018-2020 academic sessions were used by the researchers. All records were purposively sampled. The instrument for data collection was records of users in the Readers and E-resources. The records were face validated by the researchers. Frequency distribution and histogram were used to analyzed the research questions. The result showed poor patronage of the library, considering the number of registered users within the stipulated years. It was further revealed that the use of books, serials and e-resources were poor. However, the result indicated an impressive use of reference sources. The study concluded that the Nyong Essien library, University of Uyo is yet to fully achieved its objectives, since resources are not effectively utilised. The study recommended among others that management should improve service delivery and organise orientation programmes in order to promote the use of the library.