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How a Library is efficiently used is a pivotal factor in determining the quality of education of a University. Therefore, identifying the factors affecting library use among students is becoming more necessary. The purpose of this research was to investigate the causes of library anxiety among first year students of Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State. The study employed a cross-sectional survey design involving all first year students (368 in number), cutting across the seventeen departments of Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun state, Nigeria. The questionnaire was peer reviewed for validity and all the items were subjected to SPSS analysis using descriptive statistical analysis, percentages and frequency counts. Findings revealed that disturbance and noise inside the library, lack of library awareness , poor arrangement of the library, lack of cleanliness, library staff irritability, inability to borrow books out of the library, slow internet service among others are the major barriers that cause Library Anxiety among first year students of Crawford University. Based on these findings, recommendations were made such as improvement on internet facility, beautification of the library and its environment, etc.