This presentation will introduce the findings of a SAGE research study conducted in 2013 to investigate library value in the developing world. The project, 'Library Value in the Developing World' investigates the value of academic libraries for teaching and research staff at 12 institutions selected from countries classified by the World Bank as low income and middle income economies (i.e. with a GNI less than $4035). The project findings explore evidence and perception of value, evidence and perception of library services, and evidence and perception of communication between library and academic departments. ‘Library Value’ also includes a marketing case study which examines the effectiveness of marketing techniques to drive awareness, usage, and perception of the services and support libraries offer their academics in teaching and research roles.