Application of Information and Communication Technologies in Academic Library Services Delivery in Nigeria


Application, Library services, Academic library, ICT

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Onuoha, J. ., Chukwueke, C. ., & Chikezie, A. N. . (2020). Application of Information and Communication Technologies in Academic Library Services Delivery in Nigeria: A Study of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Library, Umudike. MiddleBelt Journal of Library and Information Science, 17. Retrieved from


This study was on application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in academic library services delivery in Nigeria. The study focused on the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike MOUAU) Library. It critically considered opinions of researchers over the time on the application of ICTs in library services delivery in libraries. The study adopted the descriptive survey design with a sample of fifty-five (55) respondents which represents the total population of library staff in the library. A structured questionnaire was the instrument for data collection. Copies of questionnaires were distributed to the respondents and all were retrieved immediately for data analysis. Data generated was analyzed using mean scores and standard deviation. A criterion mean of 2.50 was adopted to ascertain the acceptance and rejection of item statements. The study found out the application of some ICTs like computers, USB or Wifi access, and CCTV, while ICTs like robot, visualizers, and tablet device, were not applied. The extent application of ICTs to the services delivery of the library was found to be low. However, ICTs were applied in numerous areas of services of the library such as reference services, collection development, etc. Challenges of high cost of ICTs, unstable power supply and inadequate funding were among the challenges facing the application of ICTs in MOUAU Library. The study concludes by observing the need for proper application of ICTs in the services of academic libraries and provision and application of quality ICTs to academic libraries in Nigeria as a means of ensuring quality and qualitative academic library services delivery.