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 use pattern by the faculty members of the engineering colleges in Karnataka: A study

B. U. Kannapanavar* and K .V . Manjunatha
  1University Library, Kuvempu University, Jnana Sahyadri, Shankaraghatta-577451, Karnataka, India. 2Librarian, Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Davanagere, Karnataka.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 28 November 2010
  •  Published: 30 November 2010



The study discusses the issues like access tools used for locating reading materials, frequency of visits to library by the Faculty; time spent in the library, use of library services, faculty opinion about library had been discussed. The study found that 53.2% of users are using online public access catalogue (OPAC) to locate their reading materials, 48.8% of the users are consulting the librarian and library staff for locating the documents. 28.4% of users visiting the library once in a week followed by 27.4% visiting twice a week. 75% of all the users are spending less than 5 h per week in the library, 61.86% users are using reference services, and 48.5% of users are opined that they are getting their required reading materials within time.


Key words: Karnataka, library, teachers, users, engineering colleges.