International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 246

Full Length Research Paper

Student perception of electronic resources use in Rajshahi University Library: A case study

Kazi Mostak Gausul Hoq
  • Kazi Mostak Gausul Hoq
  • Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Md. Armanul Haque
  • Md. Armanul Haque
  • Information Science and Library Management, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
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  •  Received: 27 February 2018
  •  Accepted: 14 June 2018
  •  Published: 31 August 2018


The growing use of electronic resources in and outside the libraries has become a major issue of discussion all over the world. Information seekers, particularly students and teachers are becoming key proponents of e-resource use. Against this backdrop, this paper explores the pattern of e-resource use by undergraduate and post-graduate students of Rajshahi University – one of the oldest and largest universities in Bangladesh. Based on a questionnaire based survey, the paper comes up with some key findings on the e-resource use pattern by the students as well as some recommendations for increasing the use of e-resources in the coming days.


Key words: Electronic resources, libraries, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh, e-book, e-journal.