SECURITY LAPSES AND LOSS OF LIBRARY MATERIALS IN DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, ABRAKA, NIGERIA
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
Loss of library materials have been of great concern to Librarians or Information Managers right from the onset. This study investigated the lapses and loss of library materials in Delta State University, Abraka. A descriptive research design of the ex-post facto was adopted in the study. The main instrument used for collecting data was the questionnaire. From the target population of the university students and staff, a total number of 150 were sampled however 148 respondents completed their questionnaire. The study showed the various forms of security lapses which resulted to loss of materials in the library. Based on the findings, it was recommended that proper orientation on how to effectively use library services should be organized regularly for all library staff and users.