Barriers to Effective Use of Library Resources Available at Fatiu Adenola Akesode Library Lagos State University, Nigeria
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Libraries in Nigeria have a lot of resources for their clientele especially university libraries which are funded by the government. Many of these resources are not well utilized due to some impediments or barriers. This research proposed to proffer solutions to discovered barriers. Two Hundred (200) undergraduate students across the faculties and departments in Fatiu Adenola Akesode Library formerly known as Lagos State University Library (LASU) were involved in the research. Survey research design was used while data collection was done by means of questionnaire administration. The findings revealed frequent power outage, none allowance to useflash drives to copy from the library's computers, short duration of borrowing period, among others as the main barriers to effective undergraduate students' library usage at Lagos State University. The study concluded that the undergraduate students in Lagos State University have very little interest in library use due to a number of challenges ranging from frequent power outage, inadequate internet facility and poor computer networks. Among the recommendations made were that there should be an alternative place where students would print documents selected from the internet and increased internet accessibility by increasing the university's broadband.
Library use , Library Resources
Unegbu, V.E, Ladan, M.U and Adekaye, E.A (2016) Barriers to Effective Use of Library Resources Available at Fatiu Adenola Akesode Library Lagos State University, Nigeria. International Journal of Information Processing and Communication Vol. 4(1&2).