The Legal Instrument establishing the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (i.e. Federal Government

Act No. 39 of 1973 now Cap. 6, Vol. 1; LFN 1990) specifically authorized the Board of the College “to

establish and maintain a Library”. By this authority, the Collage Library came into existence with the

appointment of the pioneer librarian in 1978. Since its inception, the Library has grown from the

accessioning of the first book in 1978 to a book collection of about 30,000 volumes, 14,000 volumes of

theses and dissertations submitted by participants on various college courses, with various government

publications from Federal, State, Local Government, governmental agencies and parastatals.



The ASCON Library’s mission is to serve as the foremost Public Service Library whose services are not restricted to its immediate environment, but also encompassing the entire public service of the Federation as well as being the pivot on which the achievement of all other objectives of the College as enunciated in the enabling Decree revolves”.



“To provide first-class library services of world-standard in order to stimulate innovations in management learning and teaching, and promote a vibrant research and consultancy culture in the College”.


  • Provision first-class world-standard information dissemination services primarily to the ASCON Community and generally to the entire nation;

  • Planning and organization of the physical facilities of the Library;

  • Purchase, cataloguing and classification, storage, retrieval and circulation of books, journals and government publications;

  • Conduction of literature searches, retrieval and dissemination of information to library users;

  • Production and circulation of current awareness bulletins and newsletters;

  • Provision of physical facilities for study, research, consultancy and recreation;



  • Address: Ascon is located at Topo - Badagry,
    8km from Badagry roundabout, Badagry - Seme Express Way 86km from Mile 2, Lagos.
    Badagry, Lagos State, Nigeria.
    P.M.B 1004 Topo-Badagry, Lagos
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