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The study investigated students’ satisfaction on the utilisation of library resources in university affiliated programmes in federal colleges of education in south-west, Nigeria. This is to reveal that effective use of library material will bring users satisfaction and in turn improve student academic achievement. The descriptive research design was adopted, while a simple random sampling method was used in selecting samples for the study. A total of 875 (485 males and 372 females) undergraduate students of universities affiliated programmes in federal colleges of education participated in the study. A structured questionnaire tagged “Questionnaire on Students’ Satisfaction and Utilisation of Library Resources in University Affiliated Programmes in Federal Colleges of Education in South-west, Nigeria (QSSULRUAPCESN), five research questions were answered and two hypothesis were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The results showed that students frequently use library resources for academic and personal development and they derive high level of satisfaction. Also, the finding revealed that there is no difference in gender use of library resources and that there is relationship between library materials utilisation and student satisfaction. Therefore utilisation of library resources is necessary to enhance academic progress in academic institutions globally.