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

The use of collections and services at IIT Delhi library: A survey

Krishna Kumar1*, Akhtar Hussain2, Nishat Fatima3 and Sunil Tyagi4
  1Technical Section, University Library, Faculty Member, Department of Library and Information science, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India. 2Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 3Department of Library and Information Science, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. 4Kisan Institute of Technology, By-Pass Road Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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  •  Accepted: 14 June 2010
  •  Published: 31 August 2010



This study examines the use of collections and services at IIT Delhi Library. A well structured 190 questionnaires were distributed among IIT Delhi users during the academic session 2008 - 09, to find out the user of information resources is being provided by IIT library. The questionnaires were checked and out of 178 filled questionnaires returned, 170 (95.51%) were found fit for analysis and out of which 8 (4.49%) were considered unusable. The present study demonstrates and elaborates the various aspects of use of collections and services, purpose of visit to the library; adequacy of library hours, infrastructure facilities, use and collections of documents that is, internet information resources. The paper also identifies the levels of use of various services provided, access of online databases services, database search techniques, and users’ awareness about different types of library network. Highlights satisfactions with overall functions of the library. Suggestions have been given to make the collections and services more beneficial for the academic community of the mentioned Technical Institutes India as well as abroad.


Key words: IIT Delhi library, internet, information, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Bombay, Guwahati, Roorkee.