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This study examines the influence of awareness tools on library electronic resources: a case study of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) employing a quantitative research approach and survey methodology, the research targeted a sample population of 1,680, including 1,513 students, 140 academic staff members, and 27 academic librarians. A combination of probability (stratified random and systematic) and nonprobability (purposive) sampling methods were applied. The study employed online self-administered closed-ended questionnaires distributed through Google Forms to participants' emails. Data analysis was carried out using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).

Results revealed that both academic staff and students utilize library electronic resources for diverse purposes. However, the study found a relatively low utilization rate, with less than 40% of academic staff and students accessing and utilizing these resources. The study recommends that the library management develop awareness programs tailored to the unique needs of an open and distance learning (ODL) university community, utilizing modern communication tools. The emphasis should particularly be placed on integrating electronic resources into the university curriculum.