Electronic library use by academic staff at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria

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A Publica tion of the University Library , O. O . U . , Ago - Iwoye, Nigeria


This paper examines the pattern of usage of electronic library by academic staff of the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. The goal of the study is to help the University library and the authority of the University identify the level of acceptance of the University e-library among academic staff, its effectiveness, and the availability of ICT infrastructure. Furthermore, the study identified factors contributing to and militating against usage of electronic library at the university. The results demonstrated that academic staffs are fully aware of the electronic library resources. Majority of the respondents (70%) claimed that they do not visit e-library to access eresources, while, only 36.6% indicated that they access the e-library resources from their offices. Respondents are computer literate. However, slow internet access, power outage and non availability of e-resources relevant to their information needs were indicated as hindrances to the use of e-library. Part of the recommendations includes the fact that university library should reorientate the academic staff of the University on how to access the electronic resources/databases subscribed to by the University.



Electronic library, ICT, Digital era, e - resources, academic staff