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Alui, I. M., & Azonobi, I. N. (2023). LIBRARY SERVICES TO THE VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN NIGERIA. MiddleBelt Journal of Library and Information Science, 21, 177-185. Retrieved from


This paper describes librarianship and its services to school children, and grassroots. It sheds
light on the functions of a school library as an abode for meeting the information needs of school children. It further explores mobile library services as a veritable tool for extending library services to the people from the grassroots and vulnerable groups and the need to treat them as peculiar people who should, in no excuse be neglected because of their inability to avail themselves the opportunity of benefiting from the conventional library services. The study recommended that community advocacy programme should be organized to bring the people closer to the library.
Additionally, funds earmarked for training and acquisition of resources should not be altered and should be released promptly when the need arises. The paper submits that librarians should make efforts towards reaching these groups to clear their doubt of being served with the necessary library services mostly in this era of ICT where services can be rendered from the comfort of their homes.

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