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The study is on the reading and study habits of secondary students during Covid-19 lockdown in Ondo City. The study employs survey research design and questionnaire instrument was used to elicit responses from200 respondents. Five research questions were formulated and the answers were provided through statistical mean. Findings reveal that that the reading habit of secondary school students during Covid-19 lockdown in Ondo city was good, but the study habit was poor, diverse materials were used for studying, home was used mostly for study and house chores and insufficient data were the major challenges. The study concludes that students of secondary schools had positive reading habit but the study habit was poor during Covid-19 lockdown in Ondo City. Students used diverse materials for studying and mostly study at home during Covid-19 lock-down. House chores and insufficient data were the major challenges confronting the students of secondary schools during Covid-19 lock-down in Ondo city. Recommendations: the positive reading habit of the secondary schools students at home during Covid-19 locdown in Ondo City should be sustained, library should make adequate provisions for students to access the diverse information resources without undermining the Covid-19 protocol via remote services and parents should reduce house chores to allow for quality time for students to read and study at home.