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News and Up-coming Events

2016 Induction of Certified Librarians to hold on Tuesday 8th November, 2016 @ 8.00 am prompt. Inductees are to pay the sum of N35, 000 only to LRCN Account through any Commercial Bank using the remita platform. click here for list of 7th Batch inductees.

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

Please be informed that the dress code for 7th Batch induction for certified Librarians in Nigeria slated for 8th November, 2016 is as follows:
Men-------------------- Black suit with white shirt and red tie
Women----------------Black suit (skirt or trouser) with white blouse and red himar for Muslims sisters.

2016 3rd Mandatory Conference Flier

3rd Conference of Certified Librarians Invitation Letter

Call for Posters

Procedure for paying LRCN Fees using Remita

LRCN announces 3rd Conference of Certified Librarians in Nigeria with the theme : Changing Libraries through Enhanced Access: A call to Action. The Conference is scheduled to hold from 6th - 11th November, 2016. click for Draft programme

Report on the State of Public Libraries in Nigeria

2016 LRCN Work Plan

LRCN 2016 Time Table of Activities

Useful Links

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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