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The present study was undertaken with a view to know the information needs and information seeking behaviour of agricultural research fraternity of Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya (UBKV), Pundibari, Cooch Behar, West Bengal (India), which comprises of teachers, scientists and extension specialists. The study employed the survey method with the help of self designed questionnaire. The findings reveal that 76.40% of the respondents visited the library for issue/return of books, while 59.55% respondents visited the library for accessing electronic information resources. Furthermore, 69.66% of the respondents were seeking their desired information from the library for research work, while 55% respondents seeking information specially for writing articles. Some of the problems have also been identified during the study, which restrict the respondents to get their desired information such as 73% of the respondents were facing the problem of ‘lack of time due to routine teaching, research and administrative load’ and 48.31% respondents reported that ‘lack of awareness about the library resources and services’ is the major barrier for them for seeking desired information. Based on the results, the researchers have also made some suggestions so that informational demands of the respondents can be fulfilled at their satisfaction level.