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This paper examines the collection management practices and use of law libraries by undergraduate students of selected universities in Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. A systematic sampling technique was adopted to facilitate the selection of every 10th members of the total population in each of the universities studied; the questionnaire was used to collect data for the study while the data collected were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Research questions were answered using percentage and mean, Pearson Product Moment Correlation analysis was used to test the hypothesis. The result of the study shows that law lectures have input in the selection of library materials and that the law librarian usually conducts a frequent evaluation of law collections to ensure their currency. It revealed that undergraduate law students visit law libraries to consult, read and utilize information materials available in law libraries. The result further revealed that there is a significant relationship between collection management practices and use of law library information resources by law students in Nigerian universities. The study recommends that law librarians should carry out a thorough analysis of user needs and also carry students and other members of law faculties along in collection building to guarantee effective utilization of law libraries.



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