Office automation refers to the varied computer machinery & software used to digitally create, collect, store, manipulate, & relay office information needed for accomplishing basic tasks & goals. Raw data storage, electronic transfer & the management of electronic business information comprises the basic activities of an office automation system. Library automation which started in late 1970s in few special libraries has now reached most of the university libraries. It is yet to take off in college libraries in India owing to various problems. This paper tries to identify the barriers, analyze the convenient steps in automating the library and the technology available. The object of this paper is to emphasize the need of automation & its how-to at academic libraries, which are mushrooming along with many educational institutes in the India .