The Chronicle of Higher Education: Facts & Figures

From the issue dated August 9, 2002

Holdings of University Research Libraries in U.S. and Canada, 2000-1

Also see:

Changes in Spending, 1995-96 to 2000-1

Previous years:
1999-2000
1998-99
1997-98
1996-97
1995-96
1994-95
1993-94

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  2000-1  
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Permanent staff1 Total expenditures2 Rank3 1995-96 rank3
Harvard U. 14,685,926 292,140 108,506 1,077 $86,217,127 1 1
Yale U. 10,707,270 218,217 68,539 600 51,492,922 2 2
U. of California at Berkeley 9,280,266 191,993 81,996 474 42,250,373 3 4
Stanford U. 7,488,125 193,738 45,967 560 64,093,306 4 5
U. of Toronto 9,346,479 232,783 53,547 535 39,241,675 5 8
U. of Michigan 7,484,343 172,287 68,684 501 43,558,787 6 7
U. of California at Los Angeles 7,653,382 163,518 94,824 427 38,939,911 7 3
U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 9,647,652 183,915 91,054 397 30,457,637 8 6
U. of Texas 8,074,630 158,342 49,771 469 33,060,093 9 10
Cornell U. 6,797,144 141,356 62,731 430 36,727,459 10 11
  2000-1  
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Permanent staff1 Total expenditures2 Rank3 1995-96 rank3
Columbia U. 7,400,416 149,247 48,777 452 36,415,091 11 9
U. of Washington 6,158,797 139,388 56,708 364 30,867,887 12 12
Pennsylvania State U. 4,614,949 108,409 49,148 537 37,745,294 13 19
U. of Wisconsin 6,143,455 101,803 52,452 374 33,340,581 14 14
U. of Minnesota 5,979,843 142,350 41,048 328 30,139,362 15 15
Indiana U. 6,385,603 94,892 57,377 318 28,538,333 16 13
U. of North Carolina 5,234,540 122,616 46,942 342 26,946,433 17 17
Princeton U. 5,989,601 133,627 34,786 345 28,203,788 18 16
Ohio State U. 5,491,498 132,838 42,915 306 28,256,469 19 22
U. of Chicago 6,693,321 144,635 39,759 272 24,679,773 20 18
  2000-1  
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Permanent staff1 Total expenditures2 Rank3 1995-96 rank3
U. of Pennsylvania 5,027,301 122,659 39,439 302 31,250,575 21 21
U. of Virginia 4,779,269 109,081 53,327 293 26,939,896 22 20
Duke U. 5,149,772 110,416 37,036 310 26,535,270 23 23
New York U. 4,044,704 120,358 33,405 335 29,946,470 24 24
U. of Pittsburgh 4,299,579 143,814 38,043 276 23,767,895 25 28
U. of Florida 3,854,264 124,269 30,611 311 28,322,205 26 34
Rutgers U. 3,918,930 83,259 34,352 347 28,565,032 27 25
U. of Alberta 5,624,382 106,322 35,469 297 17,502,386 28 26
U. of Georgia 3,789,228 95,235 46,431 304 21,464,214 29 30
U. of Iowa 4,210,463 105,221 47,264 228 23,295,286 30 31
  2000-1  
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Permanent staff1 Total expenditures2 Rank3 1995-96 rank3
U. of Arizona 4,825,657 106,507 31,360 272 23,708,017 31 27
North Carolina State U. 3,061,005 127,099 47,680 243 22,350,859 32 56
Arizona State U. 3,614,279 91,886 32,565 318 23,853,817 33 33
Northwestern U. 4,150,148 89,863 38,257 255 22,349,621 34 32
Texas A&M U. 2,844,379 101,436 38,102 284 22,271,309 35 42
U. of British Columbia 4,175,294 81,983 23,171 320 20,340,196 36 29
Johns Hopkins U. 3,451,227 80,089 24,745 286 26,057,806 37 39
U. of California at Davis 3,250,545 76,724 44,730 228 20,263,343 38 35
U. of Maryland 2,897,466 86,223 33,310 284 21,048,580 39 43
U. of Southern California 3,666,034 72,883 29,528 235 25,787,091 40 38
  2000-1  
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Permanent staff1 Total expenditures2 Rank3 1995-96 rank3
U. of Utah 2,909,643 85,942 32,800 274 21,681,364 41 55
U. of California at San Diego 2,890,650 91,275 28,104 256 23,369,175 42 36
U. of Kansas 3,829,530 81,037 32,873 225 17,198,445 43 40
U. of Kentucky 2,936,426 80,672 29,499 238 20,476,921 44 51
Michigan State U. 4,420,208 68,220 30,501 192 18,838,311 45 37
Emory U. 2,653,346 64,428 28,158 258 25,011,476 46 44
U. of Notre Dame 2,891,460 101,912 25,417 223 18,368,912 47 53
Washington U. in St. Louis 3,486,079 73,093 18,302 232 24,630,142 48 41
U. of Cincinnati 2,801,910 87,282 33,778 187 18,158,377 49 61
U. of Colorado 3,014,969 100,114 25,607 175 17,103,116 50 49
  2000-1  
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Permanent staff1 Total expenditures2 Rank3 1995-96 rank3
Vanderbilt U. 2,689,580 74,564 26,885 216 17,620,048 51 58
U. of Tennessee 2,771,642 76,379 21,959 244 17,593,187 52 65
U. of Connecticut 3,043,706 70,031 28,161 178 18,868,857 53 50
State U. of New York at Buffalo 3,256,131 62,046 30,662 184 16,946,542 54 46
Georgetown U. 2,268,879 77,021 25,731 204 20,346,796 55 48
U. of South Carolina 3,283,749 69,497 21,426 201 18,390,602 56 54
Rice U. 2,192,312 58,947 28,758 216 22,258,520 57 108
U. of New Mexico 2,411,476 69,121 21,416 240 20,014,903 58 47
U. of Montreal 3,106,971 49,596 21,087 317 15,222,263 59 n/a
Wayne State U. 3,158,539 52,608 19,531 202 18,528,622 60 52
  2000-1  
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Permanent staff1 Total expenditures2 Rank3 1995-96 rank3
U. of California at Irvine 2,199,067 69,342 25,774 185 16,906,705 61 70
Texas Tech U. 2,230,039 63,982 28,477 189 15,499,138 62 n/a
U. of Illinois at Chicago 2,125,420 61,762 19,662 247 17,406,167 63 64
Boston U. 2,244,486 53,591 29,389 206 15,262,722 64 59
McGill U. 3,281,497 51,766 17,035 219 14,275,498 65 45
Dartmouth College 2,367,823 53,997 27,443 184 14,759,557 66 79
U. of Oklahoma 4,234,695 61,402 18,251 139 13,975,991 67 91
U. of Hawaii 3,180,383 58,761 26,869 143 12,328,840 68 78
U. of Miami 2,345,121 64,318 18,024 203 15,136,830 69 62
Brown U. 3,131,454 52,754 16,499 182 15,975,923 70 71
  2000-1  
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Permanent staff1 Total expenditures2 Rank3 1995-96 rank3
Purdue U. 2,355,345 53,445 19,745 209 14,519,545 71 69
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2,623,154 45,210 21,974 184 15,610,535 72 73
Ohio U. 2,345,638 60,518 35,502 136 11,704,363 73 82
Oklahoma State U. 2,327,635 82,255 27,124 145 10,473,695 74 94
U. of California at Santa Barbara 2,674,331 53,959 17,649 174 15,429,378 75 63
Louisiana State U. 3,133,626 50,411 24,838 147 11,914,047 76 74
U. of Massachusetts 3,048,106 57,739 17,581 158 13,331,848 77 76
U. of Nebraska at Lincoln 2,668,833 56,763 22,524 165 11,709,845 78 68
Florida State U. 2,441,647 49,007 17,375 192 15,553,964 79 83
Syracuse U. 2,831,492 43,454 17,747 196 12,743,083 80 81
  2000-1  
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Permanent staff1 Total expenditures2 Rank3 1995-96 rank3
Laval U. 2,469,051 64,387 15,999 210 10,478,562 81 57
Boston College 1,904,938 59,872 21,397 155 15,100,653 82 n/a
Iowa State U. 2,314,873 54,529 19,643 149 $14,996,223 83 66
U. of Missouri 3,060,509 38,012 16,684 208 12,406,775 84 60
Temple U. 2,596,923 55,627 17,649 159 13,113,573 85 84
Brigham Young U. 2,591,801 45,365 16,100 162 16,384,836 86 75
Southern Illinois U. 2,717,653 44,495 18,579 156 14,418,271 87 86
Washington State U. 2,082,199 45,187 31,237 146 12,397,511 88 96
U. of Western Ontario 2,513,831 62,272 16,463 171 11,514,610 89 67
U. of Rochester 3,111,632 41,117 19,178 164 12,257,046 90 93
  2000-1  
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Permanent staff1 Total expenditures2 Rank3 1995-96 rank3
Colorado State U. 1,933,280 80,772 21,205 122 13,434,840 91 95
George Washington U. 2,015,940 38,178 17,872 200 16,350,682 92 n/a
York U. (Ontario) 2,385,233 47,501 17,511 174 12,597,738 93 77
U. of Oregon 2,466,453 57,177 16,612 143 13,115,419 94 80
U. of Houston 2,123,257 48,198 19,999 149 13,517,653 95 90
State U. of New York at Albany 2,013,344 42,291 28,055 144 12,205,980 96 100
U. of Manitoba 1,969,184 84,024 13,863 184 9,419,903 97 105
U. of Delaware 2,492,013 47,595 13,592 167 13,822,196 98 89
U. of California at Riverside 2,081,146 66,370 19,315 118 11,338,079 99 101
Auburn U. 2,628,411 45,731 23,102 113 11,110,307 100 72
  2000-1  
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Permanent staff1 Total expenditures2 Rank3 1995-96 rank3
Virginia Tech 2,098,074 57,429 17,562 134 11,698,268 101 85
U. of Alabama 2,268,631 48,030 21,828 133 10,428,505 102 97
Kent State U. 2,530,468 62,453 14,557 129 10,864,637 103 87
Tulane U. 2,285,029 45,801 14,234 155 12,430,323 104 92
State U. of New York at Stony Brook 2,110,278 35,103 23,639 116 13,143,780 105 99
Georgia Institute of Technology 2,193,478 66,274 19,267 106 8,759,101 106 103
U. of Saskatchewan 1,842,977 53,934 16,900 155 8,771,039 107 98
Howard U. 2,465,152 27,142 13,004 130 13,736,788 108 107
Case Western Reserve U. 2,205,774 32,692 16,773 119 11,294,556 109 102
Queen's U. (Ontario) 2,297,118 45,528 8,053 164 9,157,335 110 88
  2000-1  
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Permanent staff1 Total expenditures2 Rank3 1995-96 rank3
U. of Waterloo 1,950,530 44,357 12,557 141 8,557,445 111 104
McMaster U. 1,888,974 29,288 13,668 136 8,420,830 112 106
U. of Guelph 1,514,113 24,796 11,087 117 6,503,622 113 109
Note: This table omits footnotes qualifying some of the data. For more information, visit http://www.arl.org

1.Includes the full-time-equivalent number of professional and support workers.

2. Figures for Canadian libraries are expressed in U.S. dollars.

3. Based on an index developed by the Association of Research Libraries to measure the relative size of university libraries. The index takes into account the number of volumes held, number of volumes added during the previous fiscal year, number of current serials, total operating expenditures, and size of "permanent" staff, a figure that includes professional and support workers and excludes student assistants. The index does not measure a library's services, the quality of its collections, or its success in meeting the needs of users.

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SOURCE: Association of Research Libraries



CHANGES IN SPENDING, 1995-96 TO 2000-1

Institutions with the largest increases in total expenditures:
 Change
Rice U. +153.6%
U. of Florida +68.2%
North Carolina State U. +65.2%
Florida State U. +61.5%
Pennsylvania State U. +57.0%
U. of Oklahoma +54.2%
Stanford U. +51.1%
Washington U. in St. Louis +50.9%
Howard U. +48.4%
State U. of New York at Albany +48.4%
U. of Texas +44.9%
U. of Utah +44.8%
U. of Notre Dame +42.0%
Colorado State U. +40.7%
U. of Tennessee +39.3%
Institutions where total expenditures fell or increased the least:
 Change
Laval U. -14.7%
York U. (Ontario) -12.2%
Queenıs U. (Ontario) -6.3%
U. of Western Ontario -4.1%
U. of Waterloo -3.5%
McMaster U. -3.5%
U. of Guelph -2.2%
U. of Alberta -0.7%
U. of Missouri -0.5%
U. of Saskatchewan 0.0%
U. of British Columbia +1.4%
U. of California at Los Angeles +4.2%
U. of Manitoba +5.5%
Ohio U. +5.6%
McGill U. +5.9%
SOURCE: Association of Research Libraries


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