The use of GSM (cell-phone) in the library by surdents of Abubakar Tafawa Balwea University (ATBU)Bauchi, Nigeria

  • AA Isyaku
Keywords: GSM, Students, University, Library, ATBU, Bauchi, Nigeria.


The study examined the use of GSM (cell- phone) by students of Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa University, Bauchi. The study covered registered students using the library. Questionnaire, interview and documentary sources were used to generate data. Response rate of 500 or 90% was obtained for the data analysis using simple descriptive statistics. Results showed that students used the cell-phone mainly for communication purposes, to check time, send text messages, browsing internet, among other things. Cell-phone use in the library caused distraction and made concentration difficult. Recommendations were offered towards reducing use of cell-phone in the library.

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