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The study investigated the influence of school libraries usage in promoting reading culture among secondary school students in Rivers State, Nigeria. Three research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. Six secondary schools were selected from the three senatorial districts in Rivers State. The study adopted survey design. The population of the study consisted of students. The sample of the study comprised 384 students. Rating scale was used as instruments of data collection. Mean score and correlation coefficient were used in answering the research questions while t-test statistics was used in testing the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. Result revealed that there is a significant relationship between availability of information resources and students reading culture. Utilization of school library and students’ reading habit are significantly related. It was recommended, that adequate information resources – both book and non-book information resources should be made available in the school libraries; Students should be encouraged to use the library not only during the official time, but whenever they have need for it and conducive environment that enhance students’ patronage to the library should be provided.