College Libraries of Srinagar: A Study to Evaluate Collection, Facilities and Services

Tawfeeq Nazir, Mufazil Ali

Abstract


The study is an attempt to evaluate library collections, facilities and services of degree colleges of Srinagar, Kashmir. A questionnaire is used to collect primary data from users to know the different dimensions of the study. The results reveal that the Frequency of daily visitors to libraries is very low as majority of users prefer to visit monthly or weekly basis. Libraries must take proper steps in order to catch good number of readers on daily basis. Majority of the users are not satisfied with the quality of periodicals, so libraries will revisit their present policy of periodical selection. The data also reveal that the most of users prefer to use text books and seek assistance from the library staff. The findings of the study will be helpful to higher authorities and librarians of the colleges in terms of knowing the collection, user perspectives and services and made aware them about the strength and weakness of the library.

 


Keywords


Collection; Resources; Colleges; Satisfaction; Problems

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