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This study carried out an appraisal of traditional and modern methods of security of information resources in Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Library. The population of the study consists of 51 library staff, and sample size of the study was 44 library staff which was selected randomly using simple random sample techniques. Three research questions were formulated to guide this study. Data was collected using the questionnaire, and was analysed with descriptive statistics such as mean, and simple percentage. The study revealed that the traditional method of security of information resources used in Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University library includes: Security Clearance check at entrance/exit door, Library stamp at certain adopted pages of library books, Single Door Entry-Exit for Staff & User, Library cards as access entry authorization, Security Guards Employed to Patrol, Fire Extinguisher & Security Equipment, and Signature of every user. The study revealed that, the Modern method of security of information resources used in Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University library include: Air conditioner for Humidity control, CCTV camera, Use of password/ access code, and Digital Data Security Systems (like antivirus). The finding of the study revealed that the challenges facing the traditional and modern method of security of information resources use in Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University library include: Inadequate fund, Poor power supply, low policy implementation, inadequate professional librarian, and Inadequate library staff. Based on the finding the study recommended as follows: Library management should market library product and services to the users, and take advantage of fee based library services to generate more fund in addition to that coming from the parent institution; and Library management should take adequate measure to acquire big capacity solar energy, and big generator set for library services, to solve the issue of poor power supply.