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The study adopted descriptive study to examine law libraries and sustainability of judicial precedent in Nigerian legal system. The population involved legal educators, law librarians and practitioners in four States in different geopolitical zones of Nigeria, namely Rivers State, Lagos State, Benue State, and Anambra State. Due to the large population, the study employed multi-stage of balloting and random sampling techniques to sample 100 respondents each from the selected states. Out of the 400 samples, 389 respondents responded correctly to the questionnaire, indicating a 97.3 percent response rate. A self-designed questionnaire was utilized and means score was used to answer objective 1 and 3, while objective 2 was answered with independent t-test. The findings espoused that law libraries have enormous roles and a statistically significant positive impact in the sustainability of judicial precedent in Nigerian legal system, and that law libraries face challenges related to resources, technology, and awareness. The study concluded that considering the important role of law libraries in the sustainability of judicial precedents in Nigeria legal system that addressing the challenges facing law libraries in dispensing this role is essential for the continued effectiveness of judicial precedent and the enhancement of the legal profession in Nigeria.