Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin Makassar Proceedings, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Social and Islamic Studies (ICSIS) 2023

Font Size: 
Analysis of factors causing the low interest in visiting the mosque library
Nasrullah Nasrullah

Last modified: 2023-08-14


Mosque libraries are essential in providing access to pilgrims to expand religious knowledge and Islamic activities. However, the low interest in visiting pilgrims to the mosque library is a challenge that needs to be overcome. Therefore, this study aims to analyze the internal and external factors that influence the interest of visiting pilgrims in the mosque library. This study uses a qualitative approach with a case study method in the Al-Markaz Al-Islami Makassar mosque library. Data was collected through interviews, observation, and analysis of related documents. Respondents in this study were worshipers who visited the mosque and mosque librarians who were in charge of managing the library. The results showed that internal factors were causing the low interest in visiting pilgrims in the mosque library, including lack of religious awareness and limited education, lack of interest and personal motivation and perceptions, and limited time and priorities. In addition to internal factors, external factors also play an important role in influencing the attraction of visiting pilgrims. These include the lack of effective promotion and information, the availability and quality of a collection of relevant religious reading materials, facilities, and a comfortable and pleasant library environment. Based on these findings, a comprehensive effort is needed to increase the interest of visiting pilgrims in the mosque library. Mosque library managers can increase promotion and information to pilgrims, improve the quality of reading material collections, improve library facilities, and create a conducive environment. In addition, it is necessary to educate pilgrims about the benefits and uses of mosque libraries in deepening their understanding of religion.


Library visit interest; mosque library

Full Text: FULL TEXT (993-999)