Beatrice Yemisi Ojokuku, Tawakalitu Adunni Adegbite-badmus & Bolanle Clifford Ishola

This study examined innovative technologies: potential solution for enhancing resource and service delivery in the Federal Polytechnic libraries of Ede and Ilaro. Inadequacy of technological tools which could be attributed to a number of factors is a clog in the wheels of the progress of library service delivery which this study aims to examine. The study also examines the frequency of use of the tools, their impacts on library service deliveries and other constraints to services delivery in Ede and Ilaro Polytechnics. A survey research design was used for the study with a population of 40 library personnel from the two libraries and total enumeration was employed for the sample size. The questionnaire was the research instrument and a total of 34 copies of the questionnaire were returned and found useable. Findings revealed that different types of innovative technological tools are being used to render services in the libraries. It also showed that the tools were sometimes used by library personnel in the libraries. Report from the findings revealed that the use of innovative technological tools is impactful to libraries, however, there are constraints to the use these tools including; inadequate finance, cyber security and lack of technical knowhow among others. The study therefore recommended that institutions’ library management should provide adequate funding for libraries for the installation of innovative technologies. Libraries should have policies put in place that will address the installation and integration of high-end technologies in libraries and as well provide opportunities for staff training among others. Keywords: Innovative technologies, Library services, Technological tools 0150