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Experiences of the Student Population at an Urban University: How Do They Use a Joint Library?
portal: Libraries and the Academy (2013)
  • Valeria E. Molteni, San Jose State University
  • Crystal Goldman
  • Enora Oulc'hen
Abstract

The King Library in San José, California, is a unique combination of academic and public library. It serves the diverse populations of the City of San José and San José State University (SJSU). This article provides analysis of data collected in a study on the concept of “library as place” and SJSU students’ sense of belonging toward the King Library building. This study involved a mixed quantitative-qualitative research approach. In total, 744 students were surveyed. The results show that SJSU students use the library and it is relevant to their needs. Ideas for improvement and creation of services are offered.

Keywords
  • Students,
  • Joint library,
  • Urban university
Publication Date
2013
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Citation Information
Valeria E. Molteni, Crystal Goldman and Enora Oulc'hen. "Experiences of the Student Population at an Urban University: How Do They Use a Joint Library?" portal: Libraries and the Academy Vol. 13 Iss. 3 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/valeria_molteni/4/