Historical Background, Development and Standard of Public Libraries: An Overview of the Nigerian Situationrward
It has been observed that public libraries in Nigeria have not developed asexpected. Instead of moving forward, they are still very backward in terms of development. This paper examines the historical background development and standard of public libraries services in Nigeria. It looks at the roles and the sources of funding of these libraries and pinpoints problems bedeviling them. It concludes by recommending ways of revamping the public libraries from their doldrums.