Mfon Eyo, Ph.D; Ruth Simon Bassey, Ph.D
This study investigated academic motivation and the use of library by undergraduates. It was a correlational study guided by four research questions and five null hypotheses. The population of the study included 13,877 years II, III and IV students of the University of Calabar; 300 students were used as the sample. Library Utilization Questionnaire (LUQ) and adapted Academic Motivation Scale (AMS) were used to gather data. These instruments had reliability of 0.77 and 0.78 respectively. The generated data were analysed using mean, standard deviation, ttest, ANOVA, Pearson Product Moment Correlation matrix, and Fisher’s z transformation. Findings of the study indicated that there was a low but significant relationship between academic motivation and the use of library by university students; there exists a very low and insignificant relationship between academic motivation and the use of library of male university students; and a low but significant relationship between academic motivation and the use of library of female university students; amongst others. Recommendations were made to the stakeholders based on the findings of the study.