Accessibility and Utilization of Library Information Sources Available in Edo State Polytechnic, Usen and Auchi Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State

Publication Date : 01/01/2020

Author(s) :

1Okoedion, I. O, Idahosa Mary, Nwadioha, Eunice.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 1
Issue 1
(01 - 2020)

Abstract :

The study surveyed the accessibility and utilization of information sources available in Edo State Polytechnic, Usen and Auchi Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State. A survey research design was used for the study; five research questions and one hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. The population of the study consists of 2100 registered clientele. Sample sizes of 290 clienteles were obtained through purposive sampling techniques. A questionnaire was used as a data collection instrument for the study, using 21 – items validated Likert type with five response options. Data obtained were analyzed using arithmetic mean and the hypothesis tested with t-test statistical techniques at 0.05 level of significance. Findings revealed that despite the enormous uses of the polytechnic library information sources by the clientele, they make use of printed materials than any other sources. The study recommended that library online information sources should be made available for quick accessibility and utilization by the library clientele.

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