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

Acquisition patterns in academic libraries: A case study of Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Noforija Epe Lagos State

ADESANYA Olusegun Oyeleye
  • ADESANYA Olusegun Oyeleye
  • Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Noforija, Epe, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 27 January 2014
  •  Accepted: 29 January 2015
  •  Published: 28 February 2015


This study investigates the acquisition pattern in Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, College Library, Noforija-Epe. The study covers a period of twenty years, from 1995 when the College was established in 2014. The study revealed that two methods of materials acquisition were employed in the library. They are purchase and gift; purchase accounted for 48.5 and 51.5% was acquired through gift in the library. Also it could be elicited that 52.2% of the books in the library were through gift, 47.8% were acquired through purchase, while 51.9% of the journals were acquired through purchase and 48% through gift,   Book Aids International offered the highest gift of 32.3% to assist in building the library collection. The collection development pattern in the college library is low compared with the population the library is serving. Recommendations were made for improvement.
Key words: Library resources, material acquisition, collection development.