The Chronicle of Higher Education

From the issue dated May 19, 2000

Holdings of University Research Libraries in U.S. and Canada, 1998-99

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Operating Expenditures

Changes in Spending, 1993-94 to 1998-99


1998-99

1993-94
rank3
Volumes
in library
Volumes
added
Current
serials
Permanent
staff1
Total
expenditures2
Rank3

Harvard U. 14,190,704 308,843 105,837 1,040 $77,021,323 1 1
Yale U. 10,294,792 194,315 63,655 562 $42,791,000 2 3
Stanford U. 7,151,546 253,955 43,773 551 $52,772,788 3 8
U. of Toronto 8,668,036 223,903 51,248 510 $35,697,404 4 9
U. of California at Berkeley 8,946,754 166,459 79,440 428 $37,959,895 5 2
U. of California at Los Angeles 7,401,780 157,189 96,021 414 $37,984,020 6 5
U. of Michigan 7,195,097 151,140 69,170 461 $39,310,808 7 6
U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 9,302,203 135,098 90,954 400 $26,700,017 8 4
Columbia U. 7,144,703 160,413 67,400 421 $32,302,233 9 7
Cornell U. 6,448,496 203,281 62,076 404 $32,262,079 10 11
U. of Texas 7,783,847 146,616 52,536 492 $28,695,585 11 10
U. of Washington 5,937,690 143,200 52,665 362 $30,143,019 12 12
Pennsylvania State U. 4,391,055 153,454 38,593 484 $34,167,912 13 16
U. of Minnesota 5,747,805 155,893 45,696 307 $29,715,493 14 15
Indiana U. 6,177,219 165,828 42,782 339 $24,541,261 15 14
U. of Wisconsin 5,962,889 90,704 40,255 365 $29,681,576 16 13
Princeton U. 5,751,978 118,405 33,964 322 $29,785,800 17 18
U. of North Carolina 5,024,221 120,361 43,814 325 $25,580,957 18 19
U. of Pennsylvania 4,791,947 130,095 35,698 295 $29,740,103 19 21
U. of Chicago 6,419,936 156,082 37,942 245 $21,967,696 20 17
Ohio State U. 5,285,344 116,880 38,943 305 $25,711,099 21 22
U. of Virginia 4,588,606 97,370 49,800 298 $24,386,384 22 20
New York U. 3,835,540 126,394 31,492 341 $28,412,910 23 26
Duke U. 4,865,471 111,062 40,798 292 $23,807,735 24 23
Rutgers U. 3,777,538 89,752 28,760 348 $26,034,808 25 24
U. of Iowa 4,027,546 124,456 44,776 219 $20,529,026 26 31
U. of Arizona 4,628,234 106,179 30,000 261 $21,097,072 27 27
U. of Georgia 3,622,094 91,834 39,784 292 $20,396,299 28 30
U. of Pittsburgh 3,984,764 127,816 24,048 283 $20,762,532 29 32
U. of Alberta 5,376,450 112,811 30,739 270 $14,851,558 30 34
U. of British Columbia 4,025,186 114,117 21,943 331 $19,332,180 31 25
Northwestern U. 4,014,312 81,964 40,008 254 $20,271,953 32 29
U. of Florida 3,474,691 90,570 28,082 318 $21,432,347 33 37
Texas A&M U. 2,646,568 103,533 36,632 297 $19,848,181 34 49
North Carolina State U. 2,829,312 123,652 35,882 239 $19,631,014 35 64
Arizona State U. 3,435,289 70,963 33,034 315 $20,795,484 36 28
U. of Southern California 3,539,184 77,046 28,192 258 $24,877,322 37 36
U. of California at Davis 3,101,524 92,884 44,232 225 $19,239,993 38 35
U. of Maryland 2,772,663 132,284 30,030 229 $17,380,859 39 41
Johns Hopkins U. 3,310,479 75,294 21,692 285 $24,157,170 40 39
Michigan State U. 4,272,375 105,942 27,314 172 $18,184,724 41 38
U. of Kansas 3,681,288 76,901 33,189 206 $16,872,942 42 33
Emory U. 2,522,042 83,976 23,063 261 $23,209,335 43 45
Washington U. (Mo.) 3,350,122 80,107 18,704 233 $22,250,970 44 42
U. of Utah 2,757,909 78,623 21,853 262 $20,991,278 45 51
U. of California at San Diego 2,616,776 87,793 24,986 243 $19,138,730 46 40
Georgetown U. 2,416,357 86,459 29,029 204 $17,610,000 47 52
U. of Connecticut 2,948,089 90,521 17,654 176 $21,821,171 48 55
U. of Kentucky 2,792,293 56,197 26,539 233 $17,742,898 49 58
U. of South Carolina 3,143,505 77,537 18,976 206 $16,913,944 50 67
U. of Notre Dame 2,705,052 66,111 24,435 210 $16,784,881 51 62
U. of Colorado 2,850,114 70,374 26,082 179 $16,626,011 52 47
Vanderbilt U. 2,568,190 60,529 22,234 224 $17,427,569 53 60
State U. of New York at Buffalo 3,162,696 67,554 22,767 181 $15,313,518 54 43
U. of New Mexico 2,294,405 60,648 17,801 245 $17,674,257 55 53
U. of Cincinnati 2,574,849 60,102 21,743 193 $17,437,734 56 78
McGill U. 3,122,981 70,183 16,277 220 $13,016,793 57 44
Oklahoma State U. 2,193,110 157,472 22,913 141 $10,581,161 58 95
Boston U. 2,146,820 55,439 28,264 205 $14,424,315 59 59
Wayne State U. 3,081,312 43,845 18,420 202 $16,737,261 60 46
U. of Tennessee 2,376,414 59,848 23,094 203 $13,482,572 61 70
U. of Missouri 2,903,639 59,669 20,606 192 $12,892,076 62 65
Texas Tech U. 2,141,536 65,952 27,102 173 $13,165,298 63 n/a
U. of Hawaii 3,055,401 67,240 26,838 143 $11,182,683 64 48
U. of Illinois at Chicago 2,022,611 56,650 16,234 233 $15,642,120 65 74
Louisiana State U. 3,054,740 70,969 22,069 147 $10,805,970 66 76
U. of Nebraska at Lincoln 2,560,210 60,767 23,259 172 $11,910,618 67 56
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2,579,814 52,142 19,112 192 $13,718,367 68 61
U. of California at Santa Barbara 2,571,484 69,205 18,284 155 $13,288,288 69 75
U. of Oklahoma 4,107,132 62,979 16,989 129 $11,779,859 70 86
Brown U. 3,029,071 54,547 13,533 176 $15,212,572 71 50
Ohio U. 2,236,595 65,999 32,788 138 $11,159,879 72 n/a
U. of California at Irvine 2,080,313 58,869 19,048 167 $15,743,552 73 84
George Washington U. 1,948,051 53,601 15,354 214 $14,608,944 74 n/a
Purdue U. 2,315,137 39,494 20,057 211 $12,901,160 75 72
York U. (Ontario) 2,317,438 77,138 14,964 172 $11,238,555 76 66
Dartmouth College 2,309,626 54,746 19,877 162 $12,682,298 77 73
U. of Miami 2,180,436 54,091 16,430 176 $12,833,500 78 57
U. of Massachusetts 2,935,739 54,198 15,510 142 $11,640,631 79 77
U. of Oregon 2,362,984 58,863 16,249 146 $12,461,829 80 87
Brigham Young U. 2,539,726 40,099 16,218 158 $14,840,314 81 68
Washington State U. 2,001,255 42,723 28,026 155 $11,769,106 82 93
U. of Western Ontario 2,340,148 63,321 13,978 183 $10,113,520 83 63
Iowa State U. 2,203,833 39,148 21,614 153 $13,709,632 84 81
Temple U. 2,449,366 44,399 16,095 177 $11,979,013 85 83
Syracuse U. 2,763,851 39,573 15,612 196 $10,764,008 86 69
Florida State U. 2,306,080 49,407 15,069 187 $11,218,566 87 79
U. of Rochester 3,036,025 49,621 11,471 157 $12,463,572 88 92
Howard U. 2,421,048 49,750 14,239 135 $14,507,775 89 90
U. of Delaware 2,402,535 48,169 12,404 168 $12,723,008 90 80
Auburn U. 2,545,463 47,184 23,121 118 $10,798,596 91 71
Laval U. 2,375,924 57,664 11,139 213 $8,951,637 92 54
Virginia Tech 2,029,711 54,868 17,730 134 $11,292,552 93 89
Rice U. 2,067,848 66,174 15,347 115 $11,559,640 94 103
Tulane U. 2,201,401 54,826 13,873 144 $10,868,634 95 88
U. of Alabama 2,186,919 53,566 18,085 134 $9,737,801 96 91
Kent State U. 2,434,685 50,584 12,683 145 $10,814,659 97 105
Colorado State U. 1,803,493 55,132 20,496 128 $10,463,819 98 99
Southern Illinois U. 2,386,181 33,653 16,689 142 $12,681,017 99 85
U. of Houston 2,035,040 52,830 14,244 145 $10,954,370 100 94
State U. of New York at Albany 1,940,532 51,161 16,103 142 $9,409,168 101 100
U. of California at Riverside 1,954,019 59,965 13,023 120 $10,107,695 102 107
Georgia Institute of Technology 2,077,369 58,588 15,796 106 $8,879,202 103 108
Queen's U. (Ontario) 2,200,004 38,889 10,618 162 $9,306,043 104 82
Case Western Reserve U. 2,015,763 30,528 15,024 134 $10,795,112 105 104
U. of Saskatchewan 1,762,898 45,753 12,482 152 $8,094,695 106 98
U. of Manitoba 1,819,301 35,548 8,150 192 $9,837,851 107 101
State U. of New York at Stony Brook 2,055,942 33,099 10,494 120 $11,111,253 108 96
U. of Waterloo 1,904,449 33,404 13,430 142 $7,704,935 109 106
McMaster U. 1,853,323 37,862 10,635 141 $8,125,496 110 97
U. of Guelph 2,142,348 17,697 7,609 121 $6,098,951 111 102

SOURCE: Association of Research Libraries
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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Operating Expenditures

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Changes in Spending, 1993-94 to 1998-99

Institutions with the largest increases in total expenditures:
Change

U. of Notre Dame +67.9%
Howard U. +65.9%
North Carolina State U. +63.8%
U. of Utah +62.8%
U. of South Carolina +60.3%
U. of Kentucky +59.1%
Texas A&M U. +52.6%
U. of Connecticut +49.2%
Pennsylvania State U. +48.4%
Stanford U. +48.1%
U. of Pennsylvania +44.0%
U. of Virginia +43.6%
Washington U. (Mo.) +43.4%
Georgia Institute of Technology +41.3%
U. of Georgia +41.1%



Institutions where total expenditures fell:
Change

Laval U. -25.0%
U. of Waterloo -12.8%
U. of Western Ontario -9.7%
McMaster U. -8.5%
U. of Guelph -8.5%
York U. (Ontario) -6.7%
U. of Hawaii -6.1%
McGill U. -5.0%
U. of Alberta -3.7%
U. of Miami -2.1%
U. of British Columbia -1.0%


SOURCE: Association of Research Libraries

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