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Uzuegbu and Okoro

Greener Journal of  Social Sciences Vol. 2 (6), pp. 197-205, December 2012

  ISSN: 2276-7800 © 2011 GJSS

Research Paper

Manuscript Number:103112179


An X-Ray of Security Practices in Nigerian University Libraries


*Chimezie P. Uzuegbu and Caroline A. Okoro

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU), Abia State, Nigeria.

*Corresponding Author’s Email: fortenews @


A recent study showed no significant relationship between the security measures adopted and the rate of crime - theft and mutilation of information resources- in Abia State University Library, Uturu (ABSU); Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Library, Umudike (MOUAU); Evan Enwerem University Library, Owerri (EEU); and Federal University of Technology Library, Owerri (FUTO). Consequently, in an attempt to avoid a situation where new or existing libraries would move to employ or depend on the security measures investigated and found unsuitable to check theft and mutilation crimes in the afore mentioned Nigerian university libraries, the researchers moved to publish the security practices employed in these university libraries. The survey research method was used to collate data, which were analysed with the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Security practices with mean scores of 2.5 and above were accepted. The researchers found a total of fourteen (14), nineteen (19), nineteen (19) and twenty-two (22) security practises employed in ABSU, EEU, MOUAU and FUTO libraries respectively.

Keywords: Security, Libraries, University, Nigeria

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