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This study aimed to explore library and information science (LIS) students’ satisfaction with information and communication technology (ICT) facilities at LIS schools in the Punjab, Pakistan. It also identifies the factors that motivated the students to use ICT and the benefits that they gained from the ICT. The study employed the quantitative research method to address the research questions. The quantitative data were collected from students of LIS schools in public sector universities in the Punjab, Pakistan. The findings suggest that although the students were required to use the ICT equipment to learn ICT skills as part of the LIS curriculum, most of the students used ICT tools at academic libraries and homes. The students were of the view that the use of ICT helped them develop ICT competencies. The majority of the students did not give opinions about their satisfaction with various ICT components at the schools. The outcomes of the study will help the LIS schools to upgrade and enhance their ICT facilities in order to enable students to develop ICT skills effectively and meet the job market needs in the current digital era.