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Library Herald
Year : 2008, Volume : 46, Issue : 3
First page : ( 172) Last page : ( 182)
Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469.

Public Libraries in Delhi Satisfying Information Needs of Their Users

Kanaujia Laleta1, Walia P K2

1F-17/12, Sector 8, Rohini, Delhi-110085.

2Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi-110007.

Based on M. Phil dissertation submitted to Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi in 2007.


The paper is the outcome of M Phil research work. It states basic functions of public libraries as stated in Unesco Public Library Manifesto, 1994 and by Public Library Enquiry Committee (UK). States problems of study and hypotheses. Discusses questionnaire based research methodology and variables for data collection from eight public libraries in Delhi. The review of literature gives user needs and pattern of use of public libraries in advanced countries. Highlights the information needs of public library users and their information gathering habits. The paper discusses major findings and gives suggestions for the improvement of public libraries in terms of collection, services and facilities.


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