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Ethical values underline actions adjudged to be morally right and good and conforming to acceptable standards of behaviour. This paper looks at ethical values and attempts an analysis of the Librarians Code of Ethics of the Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN) for librarians in Nigeria. The various ethical elements of the Code of Ethics is highlighted in reference to their relationship to universal ethical values and standards. By reviewing literature, the paper highlights principal ethical values in light of the LRCN code of ethics for librarians and information professionals. The paper also stresses the relevance of a professional code of ethics. The paper recommended, among others that the LRCN should educate library and information professionals on the significance of conducing their professional affairs in accordance with prescribed ethical standards and values of the profession, and to review the language of the Code to Ethics in order to constrain compliance.