Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Winter 7-13-2022

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This study examines the utilization of the university library collections and services among students of Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji- Arakeji, Nigeria. The specific objectives of the study are to find out among the students the frequency of the use of the library collections and services, the purposes of using library collections and services, find out the availability and adequacy of the library collections and services, know the methods of accessing the library collections, determine the students’ level of satisfaction with the library collections and services, unveil the problems confronted in the use of the library collections and services and suggest means of solving the problems to improve the overall library efficiency . The study adopted the use of social survey research method. The main instruments for gathering data for the study are questionnaire and the Students’ Attendance Register at the Porters’ Lodge in the Library. The researchers also conducted personal observations to complement and support the information provided by the students. The findings showed that students use the library mostly during examination and a general poor patronage of the library, adequate book and journal collections, inadequate government publications, rudimentary method of accessing the library collections and a general satisfaction of the library services. The problems confronting use of the library were identified as lack of awareness of library resources, inadequate provision of photocopying services, deficient manual catalogue and inaccessible Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), Suggestions were recommended for the improvement of library services.