ISSN: 1994-4721

Author : A, Lecturer

The reality of public libraries in the province of Basrah

Lecturer A; luddin T. Yasin

Basra studies journal, Volume 18, Issue 1994, Pages 232-270

This study aims at exploring the status of the public libraries in basrah province . it also aims at knowing the characteristics of those who benefit from libraries and their satisfaction with them in relation to location , buildings , furniture , supplies ,the library collections the services provided .
Using the descriptive approach and depending on questionnaire to collect data from library users whose number is (120) are the techniques used in this study .
Results of the study show that most of the official staff in public libraries are high school degree holders or below that.
Library users expressed a satisfaction with the official staffing and the places in which the public libraries are located , but they expressed dissatisfaction with library collections and the services provided at the libraries .
The study recommends the following :
*the need to appoint specialized staffs in information and libraries .
*Increase the funds credits to enable libraries meet their needs .
*Establishing sub-libraries in the heavily populated areas to provide library service for a large number of the society.