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Diminishing Use of Library Services by the Students of an Engineering Institution in Odisha, India

This paper intends to evaluate the use of library services by the students of a premier engineering institution in Odisha, India. Moreover, the paper intends to explore the possible dimensions of declining trend of library use. The study adopts questionnaire method of data collection. The paper deduces that the decreasing trend of library use is attributed to the fact that students are complacent with their teachers’ class notes and limited text books or some freely available web resources that they retrieve through simple Google search. The paper discusses different other parameters pertaining to diminishing trend of library access and use habit by the students’ community. Additionally, the paper provides some constructive suggestions for the up gradation of library systems and services for promoting and encouraging students’ information seeking skills and library use habit.

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