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Use of Library Catalogue in Nigerian University Libraries: A Focus on Redeemer’s University Library

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1104532, PP. 1-10

Subject Areas: Library, Intelligence and Philology, Information Science

Keywords: Library Catalogue, Catalogue Use, Information Seeking, Information Retrieval, Information Use, Library Use, University Libraries, Redeemer’s University

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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 catalogue.

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Oghenekaro, A. P. (2018). Use of Library Catalogue in Nigerian University Libraries: A Focus on Redeemer’s University Library. Open Access Library Journal, 5, e4532. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1104532.

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