Challenges of e-library in developing countries higher educational institutions

  • Bonnie Obeka Obande Central Library, Igbinedion University, Okada Edo State P.M.B 001, Nigeria
  • Emmanuel Helen Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Education, University of Abuja, Abuja 117, Nigeria
  • Charles Terwuese Tsenongu University Main Library, Clifford University, Owerrinta P.M.B. 8001 Aba, Abia State, Nigeria
  • Dorcas Nguwasen Tarbo Faculty of Law Library, Benue State University, Makurdi Benue State P.M.B 102110, Nigeria
Ariticle ID: 1349
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Keywords: library; electronic library; e-library; technology; digital library; librarians


Higher educational institutions in developing countries around the globe have come under rigorous criticism in the current era due to the poor quality of their products. Presently, there is an urgent need for higher education institutions in developing countries to catch up with innovations in teaching, learning, and research practices in developed economies. This paper explores the objectives, Information resources, basic requirements for accessing electronic library resources, advantages and disadvantages of E-library as well as the role of the use of Electronic Library in Higher Educational Institutions in Developing Countries. It also so examines the challenges associated with the use of electronic Libraries in higher educational Institutions in Developing Countries. These include the unstable power supply, Inability of vendors to supply the needed hardware, Change of contents, Lack of Digitization, Unified agreement, Economy, Network infrastructure, and Operational hours among others. It highlights the fact that electronic libraries are vital for efficient teaching, research, and learning in higher educational institutions of developing countries in the 21st century and as a result are a main concern. On the other hand, the paper stresses that to address the Challenges Associated with the Use of Electronic Library in Higher Educational Institutions in Developing Countries, the government at all levels should collaborate in funding libraries and make them more open to researchers’ needs in the country, the e-library should be equipped by employing professionals in the field of librarianship with ICT technical know-how that can give quality contributions to national development in spheres of life, among others.


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How to Cite
Obeka Obande, B., Helen, E., Tsenongu, C. T., & Tarbo, D. N. (2024). Challenges of e-library in developing countries higher educational institutions. Computing and Artificial Intelligence, 2(1), 1349.