عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: This research aimedatimproving peripheral services in public libraries of Isfahan province from the views of users based on demographic factors.
Methodology: The research method is descriptive survey. The research data were collected by a questionnaire developed based on IFLA and UNESCO guidelines. The population included all the members (210000) of the public libraries located in five regions of the province. A population size of 459 individuals was selected using a cluster sampling.
Findings: Among the demographic characteristics, gender differences have been observed between mean components scores improved public library services in the province were no significant. The only difference observed between marital status scores were significant component library outreach services. Based on age and education level and employment status of each component in the improvement of public library service were significant. Based on years of using the library services of library services in library outside services of library services and storytelling events there is a significant difference among public libraries in Isfahan.
Conclusion: Men and women share similar opinions expressed relative to the research questions. With regard to demographic factors, education level, users at all levels of school expressed positive comments regarding the three components of peripheral services.