The study was carried out to know the status of library automation and problems in their implementation in special libraries of Indore city, Madhya Pradesh. It discusses automation, its need, and application in special libraries. The study explained the various problems faced by authorities and the staff during the process of automation. The tool adopted to conduct the study is a well structured questionnaire. The staff hesitancy and lack of attitude towards automation and unsatisfactory library software problems are the major hindrances to speedy automation. It finally highlights the key suggestions for better implementation of library automation and to overcome the hurdles faced during pre and post automation.
Key words: Automation, library automation, special libraries, problems and prospects in library automation.
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