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This paper presents the results of a comparative study carried out in Maharashtra and Karnataka on effective library suport for Special Education Programmes recognised by Rehabilitation Council of India, New Delhi. The special education institutes play an important role in the education and development of people with disabilities. The libraries being an integral part of these educational institutes are expected to support the academic programmes effectively. The findings suggest that the libraries attached to the special education institutes are facing various challenges in terms of finance, infrastructure, collection and ICT facilities. These issues are critically discussed and suitable suggestions were made in the following paragraphs.