The library as a service oriented organization is
expected to provide the bibliographic resources and services channeled towards
the fulfillment of its parent institution’s goals and objectives. The library
ensures that the resources so provided are well organized to allow easy access
by the library users. The library users are expected to access the library
resources with ease and use same maximally while at university. This paper
examines the use of library catalogue in Nigerian university libraries with
special emphasis on the Redeemer’s University library, Osun State, Nigeria. Two
hundred and fifty-one (251) students who used the library during the period of
the study formed the sample for the study. A questionnaire was used as a data
collection instrument for the study. The study revealed that a majority of the
students do not use the library catalogue even though they are aware of the
existence of the library catalogue. The researcher recommended therefore that a
periodic user education programme be organized for the students to enable them to acquire the necessary skills of using the
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