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This study examined staff motivation variables and effective library service delivery at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) and Machael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU). Three research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. A linear correlation design was adopted in this study. A census technique was employed to cover the entire population of one hundred and sixty-seven (167) library personnel. A rating scale captioned "Staff Motivation and Effective service Delivery Rating Scale (SMESDRS)" was used as an instrument for data collection. Data collected were analyzed using Pearson (r) statistics whereas the hypotheses were tested using t-test statistics of simple linear correlation. The findings showed that the delivery of effective services in the university libraries was significantly and positively influenced by a strong level of motivation in terms of providing opportunities for staff development, giving the staff promotion due to them and ensuring regular payment of salaries and wages among others. It was, however, recommended that university library staff with degrees in librarianship are immediately converted and promoted as this would serve as a morale booster and encourage hard work among them.