A Statistical Study on the Impact of Spatial Design on the User of University Libraries: The Case of Akdeniz University Central Library

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Emsen H. H., Örmecioğlu H. T.

TURKISH LIBRARIANSHIP, vol.34, no.2, pp.187-207, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.24146/tk.696331
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Library and Information Science Abstracts, Directory of Open Access Journals, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-207
  • Keywords: Factor analysis, library design, university library, structural equation modeling, PERFORMANCE, QUALITY
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Library, as one of the oldest public building types known in history that have been existed for centuries, plays a substantial role in the development of countries by providing access to information and to spread it. More specifically, university libraries are helping to increase academic development because of their users. Due to their mission, university libraries have to provide all kinds of scientific needs of their users in a fast and reliable way. However, the increase in information sources that are easily accessible from the internet by the advancement of technology has allowed users to research in different places rather than library visits. Under these conditions, the spatial structure of a library that is trying to preserve its existence has gained significant importance. The researches have shown that the number and duration of library visits are directly proportional to the design qualities and the facilities provided by the library.