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The study of the relationship between library resources and research productivity in five Nigerian health research facilities was conceived majorly to investigate the relationship existing between these two variables. The study employed a descriptive survey design to undertake a population of 198 research staff in the five research centres (out of this number, 166 were actually used). Questionnaire and observation check list were used to collect data which were presented in tables and analyzed using descriptive statistics. The Pearson Product Moment Correlation coefficient (r) was applied to determine the relationship while hypothesis was tested with t-statistics at 0.05 probability level. Results show that productivity of the research staff met the benchmark established in their conditions of service. These were 1, 641 publications as against 1,307expected from all the population studied. The major productivity predictor is journal articles and this cut across all the centres. The study also showed that there was a positive but non-significant (P>0.05) relationship between print resources (r = 0.012) and non-print resources (r = 0.038) and research productivity in the five health research centres covered.