University libraries provide wide range of services such as reference services, current awareness services, photocopying services, provision of reading materials and reading space, charging and discharging of library materials, inter library loan
and user education in order to help the university meet its overall objectives.
Other services in the order of priority were User Education service (mean=3.25), Bibliography Service (mean=3.25), Circulation service (mean=3.08), Indexing and Abstracting services (3.03), Current Awareness service (mean=2.90), Reprographic service (mean=2.90), Book bank service (mean=2.73), SDI service (mean=2.55), and Inter library Loan
Service (mean=2.47) respectively (Table 5)
The study showed that some of the services like selective dissemination of information (SDI), Internet services, photocopying services, E-mail services, telephone services, online public access catalogue (OPAC) and inter library loan
were not available in the libraries.
The academic library often provide a various services like Book lending service, reference service and Inter library loan
and so on.
Neimi, Ehrard, and Neeley (1998) say "What distance learners expect of libraries is the ability to: search periodical indexes, abstracts, CDROMs, and bibliographic services such as ERIC; do electronic book check outs and renewals over the telephone (toll free); deliver photocopies, the results of literature searches; internally track and deliver all inter library loan
services; and establish an electronic feedback system."
Despite these problems, there are new library services such as full open access to the library collection, electronic copies of theses and dissertations, Document Delivery Service, photocopying, e-document supply, Inter Library Loan
(ILL), Instructional support, a Web OPAC, and online searching that will be implemented soon.