Utilization of E-Library by Undergraduate Students in Private University Libraries: A Case of Bingham University
The e-library provides primary and secondary information electronically through communications networks and services which enables library users to directly access electronic data via telecommunications networks. This study attempted to find out the extent of use of e-library and the challenges faced by undergraduate students in Private University Libraries in Nigeria, using the case of Bingham University library. One hundred and fifty (150) undergraduate students out of a total of about One thousand five hundred (1,500) were randomly selected. Questionnaire was the main instrument used for data collection; however, Interview and Observation were also applied where necessary. Data collected were analysed using frequency count. Results revealed that the undergraduate students of the university were aware of the existence of e-library and its purposes, but were not using it optimally as a result of slow and erratic network. Some recommendations were made on the need for the university to upgrade the band width of provide the library with its own facility.
Key Words: Bingham University, Undergraduate Students, Utilization, Internet, Electronic, Library.