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University libraries cannot make meaningful progress without the commitment of their employees. To this end, this study examined self-concept and librarians’ commitment in University Libraries in Southern, Nigeria using a survey research. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from all the five hundred and fifty-six (556) professional librarians in thirty-nine public universities in southern, Nigeria. Total enumeration technique was used to include all academic librarians in the universities in Southern Nigeria. Five hundred and twenty four (524) were completed and retrieved for data analysis. Data was analyzed using frequency counts, percentages, and regression analysis. The findings showed that the level of self-concept of librarians in university libraries in Southern Nigeria was high. Further analysis depict that physical self-concept, social self-concept, academic self-concept and transpersonal self-concept of librarians in university libraries in Southern, Nigeria indicates high levels. The result further shows that social self-concept, physical self-concept and academic self-concept have positive and significant influences on librarians’ commitment in university libraries in Southern Nigeria. The study recommended that the management of universities in Southern Nigeria and academic librarians need to continually sustain the physical fitness, hygiene, job effectiveness, freedom of library personnel with people and approachability so as to sustain the high level of self-concept among the librarians.