Library and Information Science Project Topics

A Bibliographic Survey on Types of Libraries in Nigeria (2004 – 2010)

A Bibliographic Survey on Types of Libraries in Nigeria (2004 - 2010)

A Bibliographic Survey on Types of Libraries in Nigeria (2004 – 2010)

Chapter One


To inform citizen: There is no gain doubting that democracy and libraries have a symbolic relationship. Libraries make democracy work by providing access to information so that citizen can make decision necessary to give themselves. Also library, especially the public ones make knowledge and ideas available to all irrespective of age, race, creed, sex and economic status. Break down boundaries. Library got rid of the fence that obstruct our visions and abilities of inter-communication, association and self education. Public libraries provides free, family literacy programme for low literate, illiterate and non-English-speaking people. However, in the value of individual, library door are open for indepent thinking without pre judgment. Collection in libraries gives access to historical, cultural and political facts that are necessary to foster spirit of exploration.

Finally, another important of library is that it preserve the past. Library keeps records as ready reference for all humanity of the past.



Chapter Two 


Like the art of writing originated in the tropical and sub-tropical land of Africa and Asia.

It is known that the art of writing was first started in what is now western Pakistan and in the valley of River in dus approximately 7,00 years ago. From there it was probably carried to Samaria and Egypt. It was in Samaria (modern Iraq) that the first libraries were established.

A library containing over 50,000 clay tablets existed in Suppara about six thousand years ago. There were in this city at the time a temple dedicated to sun – God and school facing the temple and there were libraries in each of the building.

However, in Nigeria, during the Second World War reading rooms were setup all over the northern Nigeria to serve as public information centres.

Finally, in 1852, a Regional library was established in Kaduna as a Division of ministry of education to help the Native authorities develop the reading rooms into public library became a division of ministry of information.



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