Factors Influencing Academic Library Design in Universities A Study of Post-Graduate Students of Gombe State University, Nigeria

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Jamilu Abubakar Alkali
Usman Muhammed Bashir
Ibrahim Udale Hussaini
Usman Ismail
Sadiq Tukur


This study is aimed at investigating the factors influencing academic library design for sustainable educational growth and development, the study uses a questionnaire survey to document the responses of postgraduate students of Gombe State University on factors responsible for academic library design, the study uses descriptive and exploratory research design using quantitative approach. 150 questionnaires were distributed to postgraduate students in GSU, and 130 were screened and used for the analysis. Results revealed that user needs and preferences are the 1st factor in academic library design with a weighted mean and standard deviation of 4.3457 (0.7312), and technology integration is ranked 2nd with 4.1607 (0.59625). innovative design features ranked 3rd with a mean of 4.0357 (0.87312). Factors with low influence according to the results are energy efficiency, followed by collaboration and interaction, and finally space utilization. The study recommends that it is important for institutions to involve students, faculty, and other stakeholders in the design phase through methods such as surveys, focus groups, and gathering user feedback.

Keywords: Academic Library, Design, Post-Graduate Students, University, Sustainability

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Alkali, J. A., Bashir, U. M., Hussaini, I. U., Ismail, U., & Tukur, S. (2024). Factors Influencing Academic Library Design in Universities: A Study of Post-Graduate Students of Gombe State University, Nigeria. African Journal of Humanities and Contemporary Education Research, 15(1), 225-234. https://doi.org/10.62154/5hcyeg38

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Jamilu Abubakar Alkali, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria.

Department of Architecture,

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria.

Usman Muhammed Bashir, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria.

Department of Architecture,

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria.

Ibrahim Udale Hussaini, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria.

Department of Architecture,

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria.

Usman Ismail, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria.

Department of Architecture,

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria.

Sadiq Tukur, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria.

Department of Estate Management and Valuation,

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria.

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