In this research-in-progress paper, the proposal for a research project is presented for discussion. The purpose of the project is to develop a set of scenarios that describes a range of possible future environments pertaining to information and communications technology (ICT) in academic libraries in sub-Saharan Africa over the next 6 years. The value of the study is that this set of scenarios can be used and adapted by libraries to inform strategic planning, decision-making and/or policymaking by various stakeholders when it comes to investing limited resources into ICT infrastructure and capacity building to support academic institutions’ teaching and research. The proposed research design comprises a Delphi study followed by scenario development.