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This research work took a critical look at the information environment of Theatre and Media Arts Students of Federal University of Oye-Ekiti Ekit State. The study adopted was descriptive survey. The population was drawn from the undergraduate of Theatre and Media Arts with a population of 200. The study used the whole population as its sample size. Out of the 200 questionnaires administered, 190 copies were returned and found fit for analysis. The data were analysed using Statistical Percentage for Social Science. Findings of the study revealed that Theatre and Media Arts Students of FUOYE have information needs relating to academics assignment, preparation for theatrical performance and information on learning and research coupled with the fact that the students depend majorly on internet and cybercafé for their information needs. Other findings revealed that FOUYE students do visit library and information centres as well as internet and cybercafé in seeking the needed information. The research also observed that the FUOYE students faced with economic and financial constraints. It was recommended that that the library should be well funded and equipped with recent and up-to-date e-resources for the betterment of the students’ performance. The library staff should as a matter of policy ensure to provide assistance to the aforementioned students, especially those who may have difficulties in searching for needed information using library facilities. Libraries should be provided with proper hardware and software and on-line access to e-resources. Management at both senate and departmental level should organize workshops as means of educating and training students regarding the various e-information sources available to explore in the library.