Community information services are initiated by the public libraries
to facilitate the people with relevant information for day-to-day life. The
purpose of this paper is to investigate the barriers in accessing community
information by the agriculturists in Mysuru District. A simple random method
was used to select the respondents of agriculturists from Mysuru District. The
SPSS and Microsoft Excel Spread Sheet were used for analyzing the collected
data. The paper explains the background of agriculturists in the Mysuru
District. It highlights the lack of library facilities, agricultural information
resources, non-availability of simple reading materials, lack of awareness,
language, lack of library staff and their attitude towards the users’, library
timings and the ICT facilities are the obstacles. It is observed that various
barriers in access to CI are led to socio, economic and cultural developments.
This paper gives various strategies to reduce the barriers to accessing
community information by agriculturists.