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The paper examined locus control and motivation of academic librarians in Nigerian Polytechnics and Monotechnic. The survey research design with a questionnaire was used for data collection The study population was academic librarians in polytechnics and monotechnics from fifty - seven (57) academic libraries in Nigeria toalling two hundred and thirty - six (236). As a result, the study used total enumeration. The findings showed that most librarians had a high extent of locus of control and also exhibited a high level of motivation. Based on this the following recommendations were made polytechnics and monotechnics administrations should maintain the motivation of librarians in their institutions. Both the extrinsic and intrinsic motivation should be improved upon and made to spread across all designations. The study has added to the body of literature in human resource management, especially in the field of librarianship and library management.