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This study examined undergraduates’ perception on ICT availability, accessibility and use at the Federal University of Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti state, Nigeria. The descriptive survey research type was used in this study. The population of the study comprised all students in the Federal university Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. The simple random sampling will be used to select undergraduate students in the Oye-Ekiti main campus; from the faculties of Education, Science, management sciences. Self-structured questionnaires (ICT Accessibility Questionnaire, Utilization of the ICT Resources by Students’ Questionnaire and Challenges Encountered by Students in Assessing the ICT Resources Questionnaire) was used for data collection. These were divided into 5 sections. Section A consist of the biodata of the respondents, such as gender, course of study, level, age. Section B is termed the Availability of ICT Resources in FUOYE Library Questionnaire and was measured on a five point scale (r = 0.832), Accessibility of ICT Resources in FUOYE Library Questionnaire (r = 0.761), Level of Utilization of the ICT Resources by Students Questionnaire (r = 0.782) and Challenges encountered by students in assessing the ICT resources Questionnaire (r = 0.852). Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation) at 0.05 % significance level. Results showed that the availability level of ICT facilities for students’ academic purpose in FUOYE is moderately high; ICT facilities for students’ academic purpose in FUOYE is accessible; ICT facilities utilization among FUOYE students is high; and the challenges students face in using ICT in FUOYE, inadequate assistance from library staff, irregular internet connectivity, inconvenient time of opening hours, lack of training on ICT utilization, and inappropriate search terms. The study therefore recommends that governments and the university managements ensure that ICT facilities be made available, accessible and well utilized by students; and the challenges hampering ICT availability, accessibility and utilization be fully addressed.