S. A. Kulkarni


At the research work in higher-level education the user is on his own and gains information and new knowledge as a result of his work and study in the library. Library and information centers as social institutions are ultimately meant to satisfy the information requirements of users. The libraries can play a vital role in the academic sense as well as rehabilitation of the special students by way of planning, designing and directing appropriate services and reference/referral services for career advancement and counseling to help to overcome their limitations. This study was conducted to assess the needs of the special students who are in higher education.
‘A’ grade accredited college libraries in Nashik city (Maharashtra, India) is the study area of present study. Findings focused on the inadequacy of the infrastructure, collection and facilities for special students in these college libraries and this major population is neglected by the College Libraries and authorities.


College Libraries; Special Students; Higher Education; Special Needs; Accredited College Libraries

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