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Reading Habits of Central Library Users: A Case Study of Alagappa University, Tamilnadu, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Library and Information Science, Alagappa University, Karaikudi-630 003, Tamilnadu, INDIA

Res. J. Library Sci., Volume 2, Issue (2), Pages 6-10, February,21 (2014)

Abstract

"Reading is a vital habit and one kind of tonic to mind and soul". Reading aim is also occupational leisure and pleasure, it will make our hours pleasant, as long as we live. Reading is a basic human skill involving the reader’s eyes, his brain and the matter being read. One of the major goals of the university central library is to inspire a love for reading and to promote a reading culture among its users. The present study aims to investigate the reading habits of central library users and their gender variability. The study analyzed majority of the users are reading is preferable place for home (36.67%) followed by library (24.67%) and classroom (21.01%). Majority of the users prefer to read in the morning (29.33%) compared to late-night (24.67%) and evening (24.01%). The gender analysis shows that (32.50%) of females prefer reading during late-night then males (15.71%). This study is clear that users develop reading habit through self-efforts and interest (39.01%) followed by instruction of parents (20.33%) respectively.

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