The focus of academic libraries is to support teaching, learning and research in their immediate institutions. Academic libraries support research by providing research collections, services, data literacy training and research data management. This study examined academic libraries research support and the challenges associated with the utilisation of such services by researchers in Redeemer’s University and the Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency both in Nigeria. A questionnaire was used to collect data from researchers in the two institution and findings revealed the research activities of the respondents and the varying levels of engagement in different types of research support services offered by academic libraries. Findings also revealed that the researchers moderately utilised these services. Recommendations were given based on the findings of the study.