Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Winter 5-19-2022




The library has the singular function of collecting, organising, preserving, conserving and making information accessible to potential users in different formats. This study examined the correlation between utilisation of print and electronic resources by Undergraduates of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye and Tai solarin University, Ijagun, Ogun State, Nigeria. Structured questionnaire was used to obtain data from 380 students from the total population 39,256 of the undergraduates in the institutions, while for the qualitative data the researcher interviewed the Heads of Automation and Readers’ Services Units of the three universities studied. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics, frequencies, percentage, mean, and standard deviation. Results revealed that 59. 6% of the respondents in the three universities were female, 57.2% were between 21-25 years of age. The types of information resources available by the undergraduates were text books ( =2.84) for print information resources and internet material ( =2.65) for non-print information reources. The most often used of the library information resources were text books ( =4.23). Results further revealed that the purpose of use of library and information resources by the undergraduates of state universities in Ogun state, Nigeria. It reported that self-study ranked highest as the major purpose of using information resources with a mean score of ( =3.76), and was followed by preparation for examination ( =3.73) and assignment purpose ( =3.70). In conclusion, the most utilised information resources was text book and e-books of non-print formats. The study recommended that university libraries should invest more in the acquisition of current and updated textbooks and e-books.