Utilization and user satisfaction of public library resources and services: a case study of city central library, shimoga, India.

BN, Anusha and Bhat, Shivananda K and Rao, Mahabaleshwara (2020) Utilization and user satisfaction of public library resources and services: a case study of city central library, shimoga, India. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). pp. 4698-4723. ISSN 1522-0222

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Abstract

The Public library plays a pivotal role in modern society. Public libraries, by providing free access to the resources, support all groups of users like students, teachers, researchers, physically challenged people, retired people, businessmen, homemakers, etc. The present study investigates the utilization and user satisfaction of public library resources and services at City Central Library, Shimoga, India. The study examines the various resources available and the services rendered by the City Central Library, Shimoga. Questionnaire-based survey was used to collect data for the present study, where 100 questionnaires representing 80% were received out of 125 questionnaires distributed. The data were analyzed and interpreted with the help of SPSS software (version 6.0) and MS-Excel. It was found that majority of the users (50% above) were satisfied with the resources, facilities and services provided by the library. It was discovered by the study that the library is extensively used by the users of all age groups.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public Library; User Satisfaction; Public Library Users; Public Library Resources; Public Library Services; City Central Library; Shimoga.
Subjects: Departments at MU > Library and Information Science
MU Libraries > Health Sciences Library - Manipal
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2021 12:00
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2021 12:00
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/156324

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