A Study on Awareness and use of Public Library Services: with Special Reference to District Central Library, Dindigul

Pandeeswaran. C, Dr. Chellappandi. P & Dr. Soma Sarkar Bhattacharya

This paper describes is to examine the study on awareness and use of public library services: with special reference to District Central Library, Dindigul. This study’s main objective is to examine their awareness and satisfaction with regard to information sources and services available in DCL, Dindigul, to find out the Purpose to visit the library by the users of district central library, to know the use and awareness of electronic information resources among the users and to make suggestions for betterment of information sources and services in public library. The present study is a survey method and covers 57 users were randomly selected. Data were collected using questionnaires. The researcher has used MS Excel and MS Word to create and format tables required for the study. The majority of the respondents belong to male than female, most of the respondents belong to the category of age 21-30, Most of the respondents preferred to read Dinathanthi, purpose of use of library for reading newspaper, most of the respondents read by different types of sports materials, 15(26.3%) of respondents state that available in library collections of newspaper, journals and magazines, nearly one third of the respondents finding of materials and information searching in library by seeking the help of library staff, more than one third of the respondents are always with the adequacy of information in E-resource and 18 respondents (31.6%) opine that it is good with overall satisfaction of library services

Keywords – Public Library services, Information resources, Users study, User awareness program and User satisfaction.

 

DOI : 10.26761/IJRLS.7.1.2021.1363          DOI URL: https://doi.org/10.26761/ijrls.7.1.2021.1363

Cite This Article As: Pandeeswaran. C, Chellappandi. P & Bhattacharya S.S. (2021). A Study on Awareness and use of Public Library Services: with Special Reference to District Central Library, Dindigul. International Journal of Research in Library Science (IJRLS), 7(1) 45-56. www.ijrls.in

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