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Impact of Current Awareness Services and Library Environment on Students’ Library Usage

This study was conducted to assess the impact of current awareness services and library
environment on students’ use of the library in Federal University libraries in the South-South
Zone of Nigeria. A total of 1,510 registered student library users were involved. A
Researcher-Developed Questionnaire was used for data collection. Results indicated that for
the four components of current awareness services, the mean % positive responses by the
students ranged from 13.4 – 22.3 in the universities studied. In the eight components of the
library environment, the mean % positive responses were 62.1, 63.8, 71.8, and 75.3 for the
Universities of Calabar, Uyo, Port Harcourt, and Benin, respectively. The implications of
these results are discussed. In addition, independent t-test showed that current awareness
services and library environment exerted significant positive impacts on students’ use of the
library indicating that effective use of these two strategies enhanced library usage.



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