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The study was conducted to identify constrains to the effectiveness of legislative libraries in enhancing legislative process in North-Western State Houses of Assembly. Data collection took place in 2012, questionnaire was used in collecting data from the legislators. One hundred and sixty two (162) copies of questionnaire were administered to the legislators from the five State Houses of Assembly, namely, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi and Sokoto. Thus, one hundred and forty one (141) representing 87 percent copies of questionnaire were returned and used for this research work. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze the data collected from the questionnaire, based on the variables of the study. Some problems associated with the provision of information resources and services were identified such as inadequate funding, non-availability of current information resources and services, inadequate provision of ICT facilities i.e. internet, electronic documents etc., un conducive library environment among other. Measures to overcome the challenges that include provision of adequate budgetary allocation, provision of current information resources and services, creation of conducive library environment within the vicinity of the legislators’ offices etc. were as well proffered to the highlighted challenges.