Over 65% of the total population of Nasarawa state live in rural areas with limited internet access. Of the few semi urban and urban areas that have this access, it is slow and expensive. The traditional libraries in Nasarawa State have grossly inadequate collection of hard books to cater for the growing population of the state.
It is against this background that the state government decided to establish six ultra- modern e-libraries spread across the three Senatorial Districts of the state. It seeks to promote digital learning, computer literacy and more importantly, bridge the digital divide between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have not’ by providing affordable and effective internet access to the general public. It will also provide world class information, academic and research materials to it citizenry.
The Core Concept and Operation
To have an e-library that will cater for the digital need of the people of Nasarawa State. The libraries are designed to be easily accessible by people all across the state. The library will be an assemblage type with licenses to top journals, premium academic database and high impact information materials.
In view of the various economic, accessibility and functional factors, a fiber optic internet connectivity was chosen to provide broadband internet access to all the e-libraries.
The library is opened to the general public between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 3pm on Saturdays.Library Patrons can access the digital content 24hr every day provided they have internet connection and computer or any other smart device .Patrons physically present it the library can also browse the internet, receive online courses and training and also borrow books from other libraries.
The Taal Model e-Library has branches in:
- Akwanga ,
- Karu, and