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The paper surveyed teaching methods and utilization of library information resources among students Harry Pass Polytechnic in Gboko local Government area of Benue State. The study employed descriptive survey research design. The research used simple random sampling technique to select one fifty-four (54) respondents out of the total population of one hundred and fifty-four (154) respondents in which data was retrieved from 75% of the sampled respondents. Nine (9) research questions guided the study. Questionnaire was used to collect data. Data collected from the respondents was subjected to the use of frequency counts and arithmetic mean. The study revealed that teaching method was the frequently used method of teaching among lecturers in Harry pass polythecnic of Gboko Local Government of Benue followed by student-centered teaching methods such as questioning method with , discussion method with . It also showed that library textbooks and internet services with respectively are mostly used by lecturers in theinstitution. More so, lecturers in the school frowned at the equipping of the library without the collaboration with them and lack of notice from the librarians to the teachers on the arrivals of new materials. The study further revealed that lectures of Harry Pass polytechnic Gboko resorted to the use of personal internet services to retrieve needed information. The study recommend among others that: government should provide adequate resources such as instructional materials; well-equipped laboratory and well-furnished library for the use of lecturers.