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This paper examines the use of community-based library and information services in Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze data using frequency, tables and percentages. The instruments used in collecting data were a combination of questionnaire, interview and observation. Three hundred (300) copies of questionnaire were administered to randomly selected respondents from ten (10) communities (Afon, Aboto-oja, Ballah, Alapa, Laduba, Ogbondoroko, Olowu oko, Lasoju, Igbo Aran and Elebute) in Asa Local Government and two hundred and sixty-eight (268) copies representing (89.3%) were returned and found useful. The major findings from the study are that: the majority of the community dwellers were farmers (44.8%) and government workers (22.4%) and they needed information on agriculture and personal development respectively. The majority (40.3%)) of the community dwellers obtained their needed information mainly from Radio/Television broadcast.