The Chronicle of Higher Education: Facts & Figures

From the issue dated September 17, 1999

Holdings of University Research Libraries in U.S. and Canada, 1997-98

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Changes in Spending, 1992-93 to 1997-98

Note and source

Previous years' data

Operating Expenditures

Operating Expenditures
 1997-98 
 Volumes
in library
Volumes
added
Current
serials
Permanent
staff1
Total
expenditures2
Rank3 1992-93
rank3
Harvard U. 13,892,429 310,016 105,449 1,015 $75,814,280 1 1
Yale U. 10,108,371 180,953 54,933 528 $42,109,000 2 2
U. of California at Los Angeles 7,212,229 210,975 94,748 415 $37,077,594 3 4
U. of Toronto4 8,605,956 238,027 49,876 527 $36,094,797 4 6
U. of California at Berkeley 8,792,009 155,007 79,125 439 $35,962,762 5 3
Stanford U. 6,997,003 212,558 44,504 490 $47,568,884 6 9
U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 9,171,693 153,293 90,801 428 $26,206,794 7 5
Columbia U. 7,018,408 218,519 66,780 422 $30,743,348 8 8
U. of Michigan 7,071,842 141,359 69,280 449 $34,747,186 9 10
 1997-98 
 Volumes
in library
Volumes
added
Current
serials
Permanent
staff1
Total
expenditures2
Rank3 1992-93
rank3
Cornell U.4 6,260,779 219,195 61,941 401 $29,516,909 10 11
U. of Texas 7,648,678 157,659 52,515 500 $28,744,448 11 7
U. of Washington 5,820,229 138,298 50,245 372 $26,605,188 12 12
Pennsylvania State U.4 4,260,519 148,733 35,789 487 $32,119,520 13 18
Indiana U. 6,043,233 149,845 42,293 345 $24,185,658 14 13
U. of Minnesota 5,613,171 141,753 46,989 298 $28,489,796 15 15
U. of Wisconsin 5,902,197 106,311 42,518 338 $29,186,521 16 14
U. of North Carolina 4,928,026 125,561 44,023 330 $24,345,333 17 19
Princeton U. 5,637,901 125,382 34,348 313 $27,018,275 18 17
U. of Chicago 6,271,045 159,852 35,693 265 $21,284,860 19 16
 1997-98 
 Volumes
in library
Volumes
added
Current
serials
Permanent
staff1
Total
expenditures2
Rank3 1992-93
rank3
U. of Pennsylvania 4,672,777 131,606 34,276 285 $28,838,071 20 23
Duke U. 4,764,033 125,512 34,872 295 $23,919,245 21 24
U. of Virginia 4,513,843 103,172 47,479 294 $22,854,406 22 22
Ohio State U. 5,177,386 115,405 36,020 289 $22,474,700 23 20
New York U. 3,731,910 127,522 29,776 326 $26,703,405 24 28
U. of Iowa 3,926,853 131,943 46,786 218 $20,095,042 25 34
Rutgers U.4 3,703,052 83,009 28,934 348 $25,122,306 26 21
Arizona State U. 3,372,529 98,570 36,621 311 $20,794,434 27 27
U. of Georgia 3,539,483 91,885 42,323 285 $18,825,259 28 32
U. of Alberta 5,275,697 104,980 27,886 263 $15,492,145 29 29
 1997-98 
 Volumes
in library
Volumes
added
Current
serials
Permanent
staff1
Total
expenditures2
Rank3 1992-93
rank3
Northwestern U.4 3,954,204 89,659 40,008 249 $18,420,379 30 30
U. of Arizona 4,528,588 94,185 25,274 261 $20,353,655 31 26
U. of Florida 3,401,279 97,160 25,213 318 $20,791,059 32 39
U. of Pittsburgh4 3,911,168 108,209 24,375 279 $19,264,332 33 33
U. of Southern California4 3,480,853 93,399 28,534 240 $23,974,666 34 37
U. of British Columbia 3,913,833 76,830 21,888 332 $19,865,433 35 25
Texas A&M U.4 2,549,470 99,183 29,671 290 $20,530,310 36 58
North Carolina State U. 2,713,146 103,907 35,194 234 $17,210,758 37 90
U. of California at Davis 3,014,490 78,267 43,334 225 $16,111,444 38 31
Michigan State U. 4,188,141 108,288 27,311 169 $16,595,981 39 41
 1997-98 
 Volumes
in library
Volumes
added
Current
serials
Permanent
staff1
Total
expenditures2
Rank3 1992-93
rank3
Johns Hopkins U.4 3,275,082 57,311 21,337 274 $21,774,961 40 36
Emory U.4 2,442,504 79,666 23,711 250 $22,089,001 41 47
U. of Kansas4 3,607,522 76,583 33,090 195 $15,329,371 42 35
U. of California at San Diego 2,577,641 91,648 23,456 240 $18,166,088 43 38
Washington U. (Mo.) 3,296,358 77,570 18,626 232 $20,248,164 44 46
U. of Maryland 2,699,919 79,208 27,137 229 $15,891,946 45 50
U. of Utah 2,684,321 82,485 16,433 263 $19,713,669 46 49
Georgetown U. 2,363,799 76,214 27,379 203 $17,563,059 47 48
U. of Colorado 2,789,579 85,388 25,263 176 $16,005,275 48 45
U. of Kentucky 2,719,088 50,850 28,535 226 $17,418,260 49 52
 1997-98 
 Volumes
in library
Volumes
added
Current
serials
Permanent
staff1
Total
expenditures2
Rank3 1992-93
rank3
Wayne State U. 3,045,681 64,239 24,200 196 $16,049,894 50 43
Vanderbilt U. 2,512,072 75,672 21,608 221 $15,945,583 51 60
U. of South Carolina 3,067,457 72,653 18,933 207 $15,231,693 52 65
U. of Notre Dame 2,644,486 68,452 24,106 206 $15,032,442 53 67
U. of New Mexico 2,244,315 74,117 17,788 244 $17,498,083 54 56
State U. of New York at Buffalo 3,106,748 73,917 21,262 183 $14,732,765 55 44
U. of Connecticut4 2,885,664 71,893 17,173 188 $17,134,042 56 53
McGill U. 3,059,524 72,993 16,787 220 $13,103,008 57 42
U. of Cincinnati 2,524,410 64,237 21,556 185 $16,522,529 58 72
Boston U. 2,129,423 52,447 28,172 203 $13,573,720 59 62
 1997-98 
 Volumes
in library
Volumes
added
Current
serials
Permanent
staff1
Total
expenditures2
Rank3 1992-93
rank3
U. of Oklahoma 4,066,129 91,258 16,890 126 $10,886,028 60 91
U. of California at Santa Barbara 2,503,741 110,296 18,100 152 $11,461,583 61 63
U. of Hawaii 2,991,974 73,882 26,871 143 $10,488,805 62 40
U. of Missouri 2,856,649 45,666 23,522 193 $11,425,853 63 61
U. of Nebraska 2,501,014 60,527 23,231 169 $11,486,317 64 74
Louisiana State U. 3,006,356 74,682 17,975 155 $10,813,226 65 81
Brown U. 2,978,970 52,232 13,640 185 $15,084,997 66 70
U. of Tennessee4 2,276,304 59,341 17,433 204 $12,549,216 67 68
U. of Illinois at Chicago 1,989,739 52,278 15,538 235 $14,446,345 68 64
Purdue U. 2,280,681 43,830 19,025 212 $13,336,543 69 69
 1997-98 
 Volumes
in library
Volumes
added
Current
serials
Permanent
staff1
Total
expenditures2
Rank3 1992-93
rank3
U. of Miami 2,165,040 56,190 18,987 180 $13,489,740 70 54
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2,532,175 47,427 18,359 192 $12,371,940 71 57
Texas Tech U.4 2,079,888 53,832 23,888 167 $12,469,706 72 n/a
Laval U. 2,326,630 75,193 11,566 221 $11,209,980 73 51
U. of California at Irvine 2,030,624 58,761 18,187 167 $14,487,141 74 84
Ohio U.4 2,174,674 65,863 29,065 134 $10,658,273 75 n/a
Iowa State U. 2,167,294 48,314 22,455 155 $13,886,724 76 79
Temple U.4 2,391,914 51,820 16,755 174 $11,961,824 77 76
U. of Western Ontario 2,292,285 61,212 14,572 186 $10,734,174 78 55
Florida State U.4 2,263,257 53,631 15,511 187 $11,183,790 79 83
 1997-98 
 Volumes
in library
Volumes
added
Current
serials
Permanent
staff1
Total
expenditures2
Rank3 1992-93
rank3
U. of Massachusetts 2,882,541 56,909 15,835 140 $11,154,585 80 77
U. of Oregon 2,306,007 62,385 14,984 146 $12,676,918 81 88
Syracuse U. 2,733,382 37,565 16,298 205 $10,586,245 82 73
Dartmouth College 2,261,911 46,816 20,043 156 $11,925,052 83 66
Washington State U.4 1,963,546 41,662 27,377 154 $11,916,822 84 95
George Washington U. 1,848,636 44,958 15,023 209 $13,743,095 85 n/a
U. of Rochester 2,992,304 50,936 11,254 162 $12,185,856 86 87
Brigham Young U. 2,500,849 39,029 16,029 159 $13,834,157 87 71
York U. (Ontario)4 2,250,952 53,497 14,359 175 $11,160,395 88 59
U. of Delaware 2,358,006 50,502 12,220 167 $11,955,644 89 78
 1997-98 
 Volumes
in library
Volumes
added
Current
serials
Permanent
staff1
Total
expenditures2
Rank3 1992-93
rank3
Virginia Tech 2,004,684 58,031 18,518 135 $11,113,142 90 89
Howard U. 2,372,112 40,331 14,368 138 $14,860,026 91 80
Kent State U.4 2,392,571 56,811 12,953 149 $10,503,985 92 102
Oklahoma State U.4 2,038,952 78,331 17,552 118 $9,145,786 93 92
Southern Illinois U. 2,359,797 42,126 16,445 146 $11,097,444 94 86
U. of Houston 1,986,642 48,815 18,103 141 $11,049,227 95 101
Auburn U. 2,504,557 47,814 18,739 130 $9,266,646 96 75
U. of Alabama 2,136,423 46,620 18,042 138 $10,019,101 97 98
Rice U. 2,019,068 69,096 14,282 117 $10,416,047 98 103
Tulane U. 2,148,660 40,723 14,986 150 $11,086,198 99 85
 1997-98 
 Volumes
in library
Volumes
added
Current
serials
Permanent
staff1
Total
expenditures2
Rank3 1992-93
rank3
Colorado State U. 1,752,704 50,449 21,255 124 $9,782,499 100 99
U. of Manitoba 1,784,395 46,918 9,249 199 $9,675,616 101 100
State U. of New York at Albany4 1,900,626 46,358 16,077 127 $9,356,792 102 106
Case Western Reserve U. 1,996,479 35,499 14,042 142 $10,781,317 103 105
Georgia Institute of Technology 2,022,141 59,169 14,407 108 $9,017,104 104 108
U. of Saskatchewan 1,736,771 52,923 13,087 155 $8,354,725 105 96
Queen's U. (Ontario) 2,175,352 38,988 10,825 160 $8,890,007 106 82
U. of California at Riverside 1,896,960 48,732 12,565 123 $9,330,020 107 107
McMaster U. 1,823,724 44,691 11,232 146 $8,412,818 108 97
State U. of New York at Stony Brook 2,025,373 34,890 10,506 120 $10,599,668 109 94
 1997-98 
 Volumes
in library
Volumes
added
Current
serials
Permanent
staff1
Total
expenditures2
Rank3 1992-93
rank3
U. of Waterloo 1,873,863 34,291 13,228 133 $8,076,487 110 93
U. of Guelph 2,125,779 29,459 8,156 117 $7,103,082 111 104



Changes in Spending, 1992-93 to 1997-98

Institutions with the largest increases in total expenditures:
  Change
U. of Utah +72.0%
Georgia Institute of Technology +69.3%
U. of Notre Dame +66.3%
Texas A&M U. +65.6%
North Carolina State U. +65.3%
U. of Kentucky +58.1%
Pennsylvania State U. +57.9%
U. of Southern California +54.9%
Emory U. +54.8%
Howard U. +54.8%
Washington U. (Mo.) +49.7%
U. of Pennsylvania +45.5%
U. of South Carolina +43.9%
U. of Iowa +42.9%
U. of Florida +42.6%
Institutions where total expenditures fell:

  Change
U. of Western Ontario -14.6%
U. of Hawaii -13.4%
Laval U. -13.1%
U. of Waterloo -12.6%
McMaster U. -11.0%
York U. (Ontario) -8.3%
Queen's U. (Ontario) -7.0%
McGill U. -6.3%
U. of Alberta -4.1%
U. of Manitoba -2.6%
U. of Guelph -1.4%
U. of Saskatchewan -0.4%

Note: Institutions are asked to report figures for their main campuses only, unless a branch campus is indicated. 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.

4 Includes branches as well as the main institution.

n/a not available

SOURCE: ASSOCIATION OF RESEARCH LIBRARIES


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