Public Library Services to HIV/AIDS Clients in Anambra State, Nigeria


  • Adaeze Nwona Nzewi Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Library, Agulu Campus. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria
  • Lucky Oghenetega Urhiewhu University Library, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo State, Nigeria


Public Libraries, HIV/AIDS clients, Services, Teaching hospital, Health Information


This study investigated Public Library Services to HIV/AIDS Clients in Anambra State, Nigeria. The study was carried out using a descriptive survey design with two research questions and two hypotheses. The population of this study comprised of 5,385 adult male and female HIV/AIDS Clients registered in the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi. The sample size was 385 HIV/AIDS Clients. Purposive sampling technique was used to sample the number of respondents for this study The major findings are that some of the services provided by the public library to HIV/AIDS Clients are reading materials, chairs and tables, referral services, bibliographic services, literature search and lending services; while some of the ones not provided are: document delivery services, weekend library services, recreation services, film show services, career information service and notification of conferences, seminars and workshop services. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that the government should ensure that any constraint facing the provision of adequate library services for HIV/AIDS clients should be tackled.