Security Measures adopted to Prevent Theft of Library Resources in Selected Academic Libraries in Nigeria

Abstract

This article is on security measures adopted in academic libraries against thefts of library resources in Nigeria.  Security is an important and complex challenge in contemporary societies. Survey research design was used for the study. Secondary data on security measures were consulted. The instrument used for data collection is interview method asking question about the security measures adopted in different higher institutions across South-south and South- western Nigeria. The various kinds of security measures adopted in the academic libraries under study, are still in traditional system. The results show that all the academic libraries stamps specific pages, with security personnel and porters are at the entrance door of the libraries checking in and checking out users of the library. However, only Federal University of Science and Technology Library, Akure adopted CCTV method. Finally, researchers proffered some solutions in this paper.

Keywords: Academic Libraries, Library Resources, Security Measures, Thefts


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