A Bibliographic Survey On Types Of Libraries In Nigeria (2004 – 2010)

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This bibliography on information source of types of library in Nigeria, 2004 – 2010 was undertaken as a prerequisite for my graduation. It is aimed at providing student of library science on insight into the material/ resources publish in their field inside Nigeria.

The title were collected from Books, Journals, Project, Theses, Bulletin and dissertation which helped me immensely.

This compilation will help the secondary school pupil and their teachers, and in establishing school library, it will help the acquisition librarian to acquire materials reasonable to the pupil and the primary school students and the lecturers in higher institution of learning, and also the students of library and information science it will help them a lot.

These compilations is arrange in alphabetical order from author index, chronological index and source index.

I wish to express my sincere gratitude and indebtedness to my compilation supervisor Mrs. Ezemba, who give out her time to supervise and guide my work to be successful.

Also my mother Mrs. Grace Obani, C. my friends that sponsor me Uju Chude, C. and Jamesmith, Emma Chude, Nnenna, Ezima, may God Almighty keep on blessing them.

Not forgetting Federal Polytechnic, Oko. As my future school, and also to all the lecturer and student of Naliss.

Also not forgetting my friend in need is indeed my enemy ND from Abia State and also to my old parent that use to give me advice as the 1st issue of Obani’s family. Never forget my lovely late daddy that give me the idea to the course am reading today.

Thanks to all and God bless you all. Oh to my lovely uncle Mr. Dalinton, Godwin Ogubuike and also to the my final year student PADDY Chinedu who give me the inspiration to write this project he guide me until… I finish this project. May God be with them all, (Amen).


The Roget’s the saurus has listed the following as related to library.

  1. Book depository
  2. Information center
  3. Country library
  4. Lending library
  5. National library
  6. Circuiting library
  7. Municipal library
  8. Public library
  9. Special library
  10. Rental library
  11. Private library
  12. Learning center
  13. State library

LIBRARY: is define as the collection of written printed or other graphic or visual material organized and maintained for reading, studying and consultation.

It is also define as a collection of books, pamphlet, etc. Kept for reading and consultation; especially, such a collection anged to facilitate reference as by classification and indexing.

You can also say that a library is a place where books are professionally organized, center of information and knowledge

Library is a place where every human went for their own to research on topics and also to educate their brains.

Library is basically concerned with the provision of reading and learning facilities irrespection of age or discipline and administration. The role of the library has changed over the years, consequently. Some definitions do not suit the concept and role of modern libraries.

For this modern definition of library is defines as the collection of books and non-books materials housed, organized and unterpreted to meet the broad an varying needs for people for information, knowledge, recreation and cultural enjoyment.


There are different types of libraries.




A school library can be defined as an organized collection of print and non-print materials kept in a school for the use of both pupils and teachers but mainly for pupils. This types of libraries are established in primary and secondary schools whose collections are mainly for the young..



These are libraries established in institutions of higher learning, which include universities, Polytechnics College of education, college of technologies and other related institutions. An academic library is established as an integral part of the institution aimed as agent for the transmission of the scholarship of the society it also tries to satisfy the basic information and bibliographic needs of student and lecturers in their general and special intellectual field.



A special library is a library set up by an organization to promote the organizational objectives with collections limited to the subjects covered by the organization.

It is assigned the mission of acquiring, organizing and providing access to information and knowledge so as to further the objectives are aspiration of the parent organization.

It is expected to select, procure, store, retrieve and disseminate information relating to the special field of the parent organization. Special libraries are special in their users, users who an professionally oriented and research based.



A public library can be defined as a library established in a town or city which is maintained from public fund and is generally available free of charge to the public. Its collection tends to spen all field of knowledge include a good provision for children.

Public library may serve the general public or special categories of public which as children, members of armed forces, hospital, patients, prisoners worker and so on.

Its aim is to serve the general public.

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