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

A critical study of the library facilities provided by the private engineering colleges in Kolkata

Sambhu Nath Halder1* and Suvra Chandra2
  1J. D. Birla Institute; 11 Lower Rawdon Street, Kolkata 700 020, India. 2Fatepur High (H.S.) School, Nadia, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 14 May 2013
  •  Published: 30 June 2013



Research study encompasses the library facilities provided by the engineering colleges to its stakeholders. To pursue this study, combination of methods was adopted step by step. The survey method was employed to collect the required data. A structured questionnaire was prepared and a sample study has been done for this purpose.Besides these, relevant data are collected from observation of the libraries, annual report of the libraries, etc. Quantitative data collected in this study were analyzed, using descriptive statistics. It also highlights the gaps between available library services and information demand of the users. Basically, the entire paper summarizes different areas associated with the library services, such as, the frequency of library use, type of library material used, standard of library documents, sources used for wanting required information, users’ satisfaction, etc. Finally, it is concluded that the library and information science professionals are to make them relevant by reaching out to users.   


Key words: Access to information, automated library, library facilities.