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JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VOLUME 2 NO 2, JUNE, 2004

NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
EXAMPLE OF FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
OWERRI (FUTO) LIBRARY

BY

MR. J. C. OGUGUA
LIBRARIAN 1
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI

ABSTRACT
The paper presents a brief historical development of Nigerian Universities and their functions as well as the objectives of a typical University library. It discusses numerous ways in which University libraries have contributed to national development in the course of performing their duties, using FUTO library as an example. The problems that militated against university libraries were examined. Obviously the university libraries would have performed better if not for these myriads of problems. The authors concluded with realistic recommendations for consideration.

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