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This study focused on the availability and utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities for services in Nigeria French language village library. A descriptive survey research design was used for the study. The population of the study comprised of ten (10) library staff who are currently working in the Library. Since the number of library staff are minimal and accessible, total enumeration technique was used. The instrument used for data collection from respondents were checklist which was used to determine what are the ICT facilities are available in NFLV’s library as well as a structured questionnaire. The findings revealed that 37.5% ICT facilities that are available and functioning in NFLV’s library, 56.25% of these are not available while the 6.25% available are not functioning. Furthermore, ICT facilities are only used for operational services in the area of acquisition, reprographic services and selective dissemination of information resources. Based on the findings, the study recommended that NFLV management should ensure that at least 10% of their yearly budget be allocated to procurement of ICT facilities in NFLV library, NFLV library should also partner with other agencies who see giving back to education sector as their social corporate responsibility in ensuring the provision of ICT facilities in NFLV’s library. Furthermore, Management of NFLV should encourage and sponsor library staff to ICT workshop and programs so as to enable them be current with trending areas in ICT and also create effective policy for using ICT in library services.