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This paper is on documentation of Nigerian indigenous knowledge system (IKS) as a national heritage through the role of the library as catalyst. The paper used literature analysis, recognizance survey and observations to explicitly describe the concept of IKS and its various sustainable ethos; it illustrates the components of the Nigerian IKS including the encompassed spiritual and physical sustainable elements that helps to promote its long time survival. Also treated in the paper are the relevance of IKS to the Nigerian national development; the challenges of IKS development in the country and the role of the library for sustainable collection and documentation of IKS for national development among others