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This article has been designed to study the role of academic libraries and online academic activities among students during the COVID-19 in higher education institutions. The outbreak spread from Wuhan city of China and placed online learning as well as hybrid modes of academic activities around the globe. A quantitative study design has been used to conduct an online cross-sectional survey in two public sector universities in the Punjab province. A sample of 1058 university students enrolled in BS programs out of 1820 participated through a classified random sampling technique. A structured questionnaire pretested from 30 students was used as a tool for data collection. This study concludes that all the predictors used as an independent variable including online library services, online research support, online library facilities, online material availability, and online audio/video material predict favourably online learning activities among university students during the COVID-19 outbreak.