Problems Faced by College and University Library Users in Assam During This COVID-19 Pandemic
Keywords:Cybrarian, Pandemic, COVID-19, University Library, College Library
The paper reports results of a study on “Problems Faced by College and University Library Users in Assam During This COVID-19 Pandemic”. The main objective of the study was to see what kind of problems has been facing by students in their studies since the academic libraries are closed for long time and how they are progressing with their studies in the absence of library. The study was carried out in the college and university students in Assam including Research Scholars. The study employed a survey with the help of a questionnaire with open and close ended questions. Data was collected with the help of questionnaires and personal observations. Quantitative data was analysed by using Microsoft Excel, while content analysis was adopted for qualitative data. The findings of the report proves that directly and indirectly students are solely dependent on libraries for preparing notes, self-study, reading newspapers and magazines and most importantly for accessing the campus Wi-Fi for subscribed journals. Although as a replacement of library students are using internet for their studies which is not equivalent to library.
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