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The relevance of the application of information and communication technology in library activities such as acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, serials management, etc is no longer debatable as libraries globally have realized the need to move from their isolated past into integrated systems and networked operations. Automation of library services and the use of open source software are essential for efficiency and effectiveness and at a minimal cost, too. Library automation benefits both the library staff and the users as it reduces the level of job stress on the staff and enhances remote and timely provision of up-to-date information to the users. This paper based opinion paper majorly aimed to establish the relevance of using open source software in library automation.