1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The Harrods Librarian glossary and reference book defines academic library as those of universities, polytechnics, colleges schools and all their institutions forming part of or associated with reaching and learning. The contents or collections of academic libraries usually cover many branches of knowledge and may weigh move on those areas having to directly with the aims, purposes or objectives, for which the institutions are established. Funk and waynals new Encyclopedia sees an academic library as college and university libraries which jitters from rezendi libraries in their needs to serve readers with various levels of expertise and in their responsibilities to support the teaching and research programmes of their home institutions such libraries usually obtain most of their financial support from the parent institutions. Sequel to the definition. It can be deduced that academic libraries operate in accordance with the principle and objectives of the parent body establishing them. All services are geared forwards the academic community, with little or no attention gives to those outside the library community, this to meet the objects which include. To provide references and lending services appropriate to the needs of students and staff of the institution, such materials include dictionaries encyclopedia year books, bibliographies. Another objective of the academic library is to provide an actively information service and this may be extended beyond the institution to the local industries and commercials.