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Assessment of study space usage in the Kenneth Dike Library, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Bolarinwa M. Adeyemi


This paper explored the actual use of the physical space in Kenneth Dike Library by the students‘ population, the role these spaces are playing for learning and for related  services in the university of Ibadan academic environment. It looked at the suitability  of available spaces and suggestions for improvement. Survey method was adopted for  the study with 94.5% response rate. Sets of questionnaire were administered randomly in the reading areas at the same period of time. The data collected were organized and tabulated by using statistical method. It found that quite study space is what attracts majority respondents to Kenneth Dike Library. What emerged was that academic  pursuits remain the most common activities in the library space.

Key words: Space, Utilization, Library, Services, Academic

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