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This study was carried out to ascertain the attitudes of academics concerning the utilization of institutional repositories (IRs) in Nigerian universities. The study took the form of a descriptive survey, gathering data from the five Nigerian universities with IRs. The result showed that the universities developed IRs to create a forum for their research, to collaborate with colleagues, and for long-term preservation. Academics have positive attitudes toward the utilization of IRs, and they willingly submit their publications. They believe that publishing works on institutional repositories will improve accessibility to scholarly literature and increase the citation impact of their work. The implication of this study is that academics’ support of institutional repositories favors the growth of IRs in Nigeria. Their contributions and observations will have a considerable impact on the improvement of IRs generally.