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This study investigated the effect of five different conflict management styles on organisational commitment amongst library staff in Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD). Also, it examined the relationship between conflict management styles and organisational commitment. In achieving these objectives, quantitative approach was adopted. A sample size of 27 library staff of ABUAD was used and data was collected with the use of close-ended paper questionnaires. Six hypotheses were formulated for this study and data obtained were analysed using multiple regression and Pearson Product Moment correlation analysis with the aid of the SPSS version 20.0. Results obtained showed that only integrative conflict management style had a significant and positive effect on organisational commitment and that a positive relationship exists between conflict management styles and organisational commitment. The study further recommended that organisations should adopt the integrative style in managing conflict if they are to get employees more committed.