The use of Academic Library Resources among Students of Ogun State Tertiary Institutions
This Study is a survey of students use of the academic library resources at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye and Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta Ogun State. It used questionnaire for data collection and simple percentage for data analysis , A total of 200 students were randomly selected from each institution to make a total of 400 respondents in all.. Out of the 400 questionnaire administered, only 382 were returned in good condition. The findings of the study revealed that majority of the sampled students frequently use library resources only to read for examination and to make reference to learning resources. The findings also indicated that materials needed by the students were not always available , seating space were not enough and most materials were outdated. These constituted the major hindrance to students in the use of academic library resources Moreover, the result also indicated that most of the students did the reading in the library while other at home. In addition, findings also showed that the material use by students in the library were located directly from the shelve and through the catalogue (manual and electronic).Consequently, findings also showed that majority of the users borrowed below 7 books per semesters. It is recommended that lectures should give reading assignments that will require students to consult journals and other resources in the library, not just for examination purposes. And the library should organize a “library week” each semester to showcase to students the various resources available in the library.
Key Words: Academic, Library, Resources, Students, Tertiary, Institution