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This study looked at repositioning the 21st century university libraries in Nigeria: the role of librarians and the need for innovative services. The 21st Century as brought about different technological innovations which has invariable turned the world into a global village or knowledge society where information can be accessed with ease from any location irrespective of the distance. These have brought about huge challenges to libraries, librarians and the library profession generally to look for more proactive ways of generating information and making the generated information available to library users. This paper has successfully discussed issues that has to do with repositioning the 21st Century University libraries in Nigeria, the need to reposition the 21st Century University libraries, the role of librarians in repositioning the 21st Century University libraries, innovative services in University libraries and the challenges in repositioning the 21st Century University libraries in order to do justice to the topic of discussion