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Dewey wrote that"A library is an organized collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material, and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both" . The role of libraries in learning is only the tip of an iceberg when compared to their overall uses for societal and national development, scholarship, serving as catalyst for economic development, fostering social inclusion and cohesions, promoting concepts of civic centres and community services, encouraging working relationships among democratic institution and advancement of cooperation and understanding.
To Albert, (2007) libraries are the cornerstone of civil society,of the liberal democracy we have come to cherish. We must not allow them to crumble into disuse. He stressed that above all else, an academic library book collection should have both depth and breadth because it needs to address a wide range of subjects, and it needs a sufficient number to give those subjects the coverage it deserves . He however wondered why they are poorly funded.
School libraries provide an absolutely fundamental service which affects the whole of the school and without which it would cease to function as a centre for teaching and research Hence, the library is the school central organ, it follows that, it must be properly supported financially, adequate funding should be considered a basic necessity for the effective development of school libraries. In this respect, it must be recognised that funds are needed for the materials and services which are provided for library users. Funds are also needed for the staff who will obtain and make available the library materials and maintain the services. The cost of all these will represent the level of funding required by the library. (Thompson, 1979).
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