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Introduction: This study investigates the psychological factors and the use of E-library resource among undergraduates in south-west Nigeria.

Methodology: The study adopted a correlational survey research design and a sample size of 900 respondents was used but 800 questionnaires were retrieved. The target population for the study comprised of undergraduate students in private universities in Southwest Nigeria which cuts across Ekiti, Lagos, Ondo, Osun, Ogun and Oyo states. A simple random sampling technique was adopted for the purpose of this study. The questionnaire was the main instrument used for data collection and was divided into four sections namely demographic characteristics, information literacy and use of e-library among students in the private universities in Nigeria.

Conclusion: The result of the study showed that undergraduateshave positive attitude towards the use of computer. Also, the most used e-library resources is the CD-ROM databases while E-theses & dissertations is the least used. In addition, only introvert personality traits have significant influence on use of e-library among students while extrovert personality traits do not. Moreover, computer attitude of students from the selected private universities in Nigeria affect their use of e-library.

Recommendations: The study recommends that , activities that would be geared towards ensuring positive attitude of students in the use of e-resources and use of computer should be introduced such as giving students assignments, and telling them to use the IT lab, etc.