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The study was carried out to determine the influence of currency on users’ satisfaction with information resources in university libraries in South-South, Nigeria. Descriptive survey research method was employed for this study. The study population comprised of 83 library staff and 7426 lecturers in the 11 university libraries in the zone during the 2016/2017 academic session. A sample of 36 library staff and 4627 lecturers from 6 of the universities in the zone was used. The researchers’ made questionnaire titled “Currency and Users’ Satisfaction with Information Resources (CUSIRQ)” was used to collect data. Means and standard deviations were used in answering the research question while the hypothesis was tested using t-Test in IBM SPSS for Window version 23 at p = 0.05 level of significance. The findings showed that there was significant influence of currency on users’ satisfaction with information resources in university libraries in the South-South zone of Nigeria. There is a strong indication that from the study users were not satisfied with currency/recency of the information resources acquired in the governmentowned university libraries in the South-South zone, Nigeria. It is therefore suggested that librarians should take cognizance of currency of the information resources when acquiring information resources for the libraries.
Keywords: Currency; Users’ Satisfaction; Information Resources; Government-owned University Libraries