Determinants of Students’ Observance of Library Regulations in Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria


This paper studied the determinants of students’ observance of library regulations in Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri. The survey design was used. The population of the study consisted of all the 400 registered users of the library from which a sample of 196 was drawn. The questionnaire structured using the 4-point scale was the major research instrument. The data collected were analyzed using the mean rating scale and 2.50 was the cut-off point. The findings showed that 5 out of the 6 determinants stated by the researchers, namely, user education, availability of information resources, staff attitude, disciplinary measures and security measures have influence on students’ observance of library regulations while operating hours as a determinant does not have influence on students’ observance of library regulations. Based on the findings, the study recommended that the determinants that encourage observance of library regulations should be continued and improved with electronic monitor added to the other security measures.

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Udo-Anyanwu, A. , Oduagwu, M. and Okorie1, N. (2015) Determinants of Students’ Observance of Library Regulations in Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-6. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1101353.

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