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This study examined the utilization of ICT resources in the management of students with special needs in Enugu State, Nigeria. Two research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. Theoretical model of disability was adopted for the study. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The population comprised of 200 students with special needs in selected universities in Enugu State. Simple random sampling technique was adopted in selecting 103 students with special needs in university libraries. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire titled: Utilization of ICT Resources in the Management of Students with Special Needs Questionnaire (UICTRMSSNQ). The instrument for data collection was a self-developed questionnaire containing 46 items. The instrument was validated by three experts, two from Department of Library and Information Science and one expert from Department of Measurement and Evaluation, all from Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The reliability coefficient was 0.89 using Cronbach Alpha method. Mean () and standard deviation (SD) were used to answer the research questions, while t-test was adopted in testing the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that utilization of ICT resources among students with special needs would help them get abreast with current information and same time update their pedagogical and academic research studies. Based on the findings, it was recommended that the government should provide fund, ICT facilities, internet connectivity and specialized learning resources so as to meet the varied need of the students with special needs and simultaneously organized conferences, seminars and symposia which would serve as knowledge sensitization among ICT facilitators towards the usage of ICT resources among students with special needs in various university libraries in Enugu State.