ABUSE OF LIBRARY MATERIALS IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES: A CASE STUDY OF DELTA STATE POLYTECHNIC LIBRARY, OGWASHI-UKU, NIGERIA
Anyaobi, G. and Akpoma, O.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This study reports the findings on the study on abuse of library materials in Delta State Polytechnic Library, Ogwashi-Uku. Systematic sampling technique was employed. Questionnaire was used for data collection. Simple percentage was used for data analysis, on the sample of ND 2 students of the department of business administration. Population of 200 students were randomly selected. The study revealed that factors such as selfishness was one of the factors responsible for the abuse of library materials. This was followed by inadequate number of multiple copies of library materials, high cost of photocopying and fear that one may not find the material at the next visit. It is recommended that efforts should be made to provide multiple copies of materials as well as adequate facilities for photocopying.