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

Library resources and service utilization by postgraduate students in a Nigerian private university

Fehintola Nike Onifade*, Susan Udoaku Ogbuiyi and Saturday U. Omeluzor
Babcock University Library, Ilishan-Remo, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 16 July 2013
  •  Published: 31 October 2013



The study examined the use of library resources and services among postgraduate students in Babcock University Library. Questionnaire was used as the main research instrument. 100 copies of the questionnaire were distributed to the students; the return rate was 76%. The major findings were; majority of the postgraduate students do not use the library regularly.  Their main purpose of visiting the library is to consult research materials. They used more internet sources and their major challenge was lack of time. They were also averagely satisfied with the library services. Suggestions were offered to improve the library services.


Key words: Library resources, service utilization, postgraduate students, private university, Nigeria.