Usage of Library and Information Centers (LICs) by students in selected polytechnics in south-south Nigeria
The study investigated the usage of library and information centres (LICs) for the seeking of information by students in selected polytechnics in Nigeria. The research design adopted in this study is the survey design. The questionnaire was the instrument of data collection, 300 copies of the questionnaire were administered in the selected Polytechnics but 278 copies were retired, frequency and percentage distributions were analytical tools adopted. Findings revealed that more students use the cybercafés for seeking information than any other centres. Majority of the students responded that library and information centres are very important to them. Poor lending policy; problems associated with network in the cyber cafe; the opening and closing hours of the library were some of the problems associated with their use of the library and information centres (LICs) Recommendations were proffered to include: the review and amendment of the lending policy of the library, extension of closing time of the libraries and information centres, provision of standard generator by owners of information centres.
Keywords: Library, Information, Centres, Communication, Technology, Polytechnics