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Use of Library Services by the Post-Graduate Students of Management Colleges Affiliated to Karnatak University, Dharwad

Asmataj Farooqui, Gururaj S Hadagali


The purpose of this paper is to study the use of library services by the post-graduate students of the Management Colleges affiliated to the Karnatak University, Dharwad. The survey method was employed and questionnaire tool was designed to collect the data from the post-graduate students. A total of 540 questionnaires were distributed among the students of management colleges, out of which 440 were returned and the response rate was 81%. The findings of the study reveal that majority (160, and 36.36 %) of the students visit the library twice a week. Majority of the respondents use the library for reading (300, 68.18%) and to borrow the books (348, 79.09%). The respondents are aware of the most of the library services and few of them like circulation services (314, 71.36%), Reference service (225, 51.13%) and Internet (261, 59.31%). Majority of the respondents are aware of web-based library services and e-journals (203, 46.13%), photocopy and printing, online database etc. Majority of the respondents were satisfied with the collection and services (236, 53.64%) of their respective libraries.

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