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Title: Students’ perception of library fines: the case of Islamia College of Science & Commerce Library
Authors: Bhat, Mohammad Hanief
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Explores the students’ perception of library fines, borrowing privileges and lending periods in an Indian academic library and seeks to discover the extent to which borrowers are satisfied towards these aspects. The questionnaire method was used to collect data from 290 respondents. The findings of the study reveal that majority of the borrowers are satisfied with the borrowing privileges, lending periods and the fine amounts. The majority of the respondents feel that library fines encourage users to return the borrowed items on time. Most of the students favoured discontinuation of fines, besides consulting them about the amount to be fixed as fine. Majority of students prefer keeping books beyond due date and paying fine later. No significant differences were found between genders and faculties (Science and Commerce & Management)with respect to their perception of library fines. The paper makes recommendations which can help libraries to devise policies regarding library fines.
Page(s): 219-227
ISSN: 0975-2404 (Online); 0972-5423 (Print)
Appears in Collections:ALIS Vol.58(3) [September 2011]

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