Effectiveness of Library Service and Resources in an African University

Adegun, Adewole I, Oyewumi, Olatundun O, Oladapo, Yemisi, O, Sobalaje, Adewale J


This paper examined the effectiveness of library service and resources in an African university. To elicit the necessary information, a questionnaire was randomly administered to 500 students from 100 – 500 level of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo-state, Nigeria. A response rate of 100% was achieved. Using frequency and simple percentage to analyze the data, the results showed that majority 73% of the respondents find the university library service effective and (53%) agree that its resources are adequate for their various information needs. The study concluded by noting that there were inadequacies which emanated from short fall in acquisitions, but the library resources provided were easily accessible and fairly adequate to meet the information needs of the users. Based on the findings, recommendations were made in order to boost the library services and resources provided to meet more of the demands of the teeming population of users.

Keywords: Effectiveness of library, Library service, Library resources, African university

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