Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Winter 12-16-2022


The study examines use of library information resources by students of Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania. The study employed cross-sectional research. Systematic sampling was to select 120 respondents. Data was collected using structured questionnaire. Quantitative data was coded and analyzed using the statistical package for social science (SPSS). Frequency and percentages was analyzed. The results found that most of the respondents mainly used special collection, general collection and special reserve. The study further found that e journal and e-book were the most accessed and utilized e resources, while dissertation was the least used e resources. The study also revealed that the students encountered some challenges while accessing and utilizing the information resources at the library that include, power cut off in the library area, lack of relevant, materials, unaware of available materials. The study recommended that library management should double its efforts of creating awareness of available information library resources, increase the internet bandwidth, to increase availability of reading materials based on the program offered at the university and lastly to improve the power supply in the library.