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Usage of e-books in Nigerian university libraries: the circulation librarian’s experience

Mujidat Adeola Bello, Sirajudeen Femi Barkin, Mohammed Lawal

Abstract


The paper discussed usage of e-books in two Nigeria universities with a particular emphasis on the circulation routines regarding the usage of eBooks. The questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. A total of 572 sets of questionnaire were distributed among undergraduate and postgraduates students of University of Lagos and Covenant University. This paper showed how the application of e-books could enrich the library services and thereby enhance the academic performance of students in Nigerian institutions of higher learning. Also, it discussed some challenges affecting the effective use of eBooks in academic libraries studied. The paper concluded with some recommendations that could serve as a way forward to those challenges bedeviling the effective performance of the eBook usage in Nigeria Libraries.

Keywords: E-Books, Usage, University, Libraries. Circulation, Librarian




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