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This paper took a critical reflection on the Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria Code of Ethics vis-à-vis international standards. The paper explained that since information professionals play an extremely important role in society by linking society with information heritage, it is critical that they carry out this mission in an ethical manner. The paper noted that towards this end many organizations of information professionals led by the International Federation of Library Association and related institutions (IFLA) including the Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN) have adopted codes of professional ethics. The paper analyzed these IFLA and related codes and the LRCN codes and discovered that there are grounds of commonality and singularly. Based on these discoveries the paper concluded that the LRCN and international codes were crafted to address same issues, but the LRCN is bounded with peculiar realities.