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LIBRARY POLICIES AND OVERDUE MATERIALS IN DELTA STATE POLYTECHNIC LIBRARIES, NIGERIA

Nina-okpousung, M. O.

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
Abstract


This study reported library policies and overdue materials in polytechnic libraries in Delta State which are located at Ogwashi-uku, Ozoro and OtefeOghara. Questionnaire, observation and interview were used for data collection. Simple percentage was used for data analysis, on the sample of three hundred registered library users which consisted of one hundred and fifty male and one hundred and fifty female users this was to ascertain if gender difference has any contributing effect. The study revealed that factors such as low fines, insufficient copies of relevant materials, insufficient library opening hours among others as responsible for users negative attitude towards overdue policies. The study concluded that library staff and Librarians enforce library policies without fear of favour and in fairness and that library orientation be made compulsory for users to be registered

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