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News and Up-coming Events

Communique issued at the end of 3rd Conference of Certified Librarians in Nigeria[Read More]

LRCN Inducts 354 in 2016 [Read More]

LRCN Trains Librarians on eLibrary Management [Read More]

NLA Congratulates new LRCN CEO, pledges support [Read More]

Association of Women Librarians visits LRCN [Read More]

Professor Michael Afolabi is the new LRCN Registrar/CEO, click here for details

Procedure for paying LRCN Fees using Remita

Report on the State of Public Libraries in Nigeria

Librarians Want FG to Use Libraries for Change Communication [Read More]

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I welcome you to the official website of the Librarians' Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN), a medium established to reach out to all stakeholders and the general public. The website is designed to increase the awareness of stakeholders about the processes and operations of the Council. It provides a platform for increased collaboration and resource sharing among librarians as well as facilitate the growth and development of the library and information sector...

Prof. Michael Afolabi
Registrar/CEO of LRCN



To be a world-class regulatory body that provides a platform for the delivery of quality library and information service in Nigeria.

To pursue the attainment of professional excellence by determining who are librarians; set standard of knowledge and skills required for registration and practice; guidelines for accreditation  and minimum standards for libraries, and maintenance of professional discipline among librarians.


  • Determine who is a librarian.
  • Determine the level of knowledge and skill required to be a librarian.
  • Register all qualified librarians.
  • Set and maintain standards for all categories of libraries.
  • Maintain discipline within the LIS profession.
  • Accredit library school programmes.

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