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It is impossible to overstate the importance of librarians in the intellectual development of any institution. The impact of this function can also be seen in librarians' productivity. In other words, when librarians are productive, they contribute significantly to the organization's long-term viability. If this isn't the case, the organization has a good chance of collapsing. In this light, the purpose of this study is to look into Electronic Information Resources (EIRs) Use and Research Productivity (RP) of lecturers in private universities in Oyo state. The study used a Descriptive research design. Population consists of 520 lecturers in private universities in Oyo state, Nigeria. After Krejcie and Morgan were applied, the sample size was 217 lecturers. After Krejcie and Morgan were used to establish the sample size, it was used as the sample size. To collect data, a multi-stage sampling technique was employed, as well as a validated questionnaire. For each variable, the reliability coefficient ranged from 0.72 to 0.81. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. EIRs had a substantial influence on (RP) (Adj. R2 = 0.216; p = 0.000), according to the findings. According to the findings, EIRs has an influence on RP. The study concluded that EIR influence RP. The study recommended that academic libraries should educate lecturers about the importance of publishing in high-impact journals by utilizing the numerous (EIRs) as available in university libraries.