An Evaluation of Information Services in University Libraries of Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

Abstract

Author(s): N. Kalpalatha

This study evaluated the use of library services in University Libraries of Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The study adopted descriptive survey research method and employed a structured questionnaire and observations as instruments for data collection. The entire population of 250 students of 5 University Libraries of Tirupati involved in the study. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics which include percentages, frequencies and mean rating. Findings revealed that students fairly use the library for their studies. Observation shows that they use the library most during examination periods. It was recommended among others that the habit of using the Library should be inculcated into students through avenues such as organizing library display, library exhibition, library orientation, and inclusion of use of library as a course in the University’s curriculum so as to attract students to the Library.

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