The Chronicle of Higher Education: Facts & Figures
From the issue dated June 22, 2001

Holdings of University Research Libraries in U.S. and Canada, 1999-2000

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Changes in Spending, 1994-95 to 1999-2000

  1999-2000  
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Permanent staff1 Total expenditures2 Rank3 1994-95 rank3
Harvard U. 14,437,361 289,322 109,528 1,088 $80,862,137 1 1
Yale U. 10,492,812 210,444 63,606 569 47,251,528 2 4
U. of Toronto 9,175,841 267,068 53,050 522 37,788,896 3 6
U. of California at Berkeley 9,107,757 174,532 78,891 454 38,430,031 4 2
Stanford U. 7,286,437 179,080 43,778 528 57,815,112 5 9
U. of Michigan 7,348,360 179,392 68,798 459 41,368,972 6 8
U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 9,469,620 170,445 90,962 396 27,698,982 7 5
U. of California at Los Angeles 7,517,303 130,068 93,854 427 37,599,170 8 3
U. of Texas 7,935,540 171,299 50,165 488 31,437,601 9 10
Cornell U. 6,609,332 175,616 62,073 420 35,425,651 10 11
Columbia U. 7,266,499 153,731 48,567 430 34,399,719 11 7
U. of Washington 6,051,252 138,389 56,431 365 30,783,622 12 12
Pennsylvania State U. 4,516,283 147,784 40,248 495 35,368,278 13 18
U. of Minnesota 5,856,705 156,028 41,618 314 29,993,696 14 15
U. of Wisconsin 6,057,201 103,623 39,803 363 31,291,741 15 13
Princeton U. 5,857,854 107,910 37,629 330 29,434,902 16 17
  1999-2000  
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Permanent staff1 Total expenditures2 Rank3 1994-95 rank3
U. of North Carolina 5,132,649 120,719 44,576 328 24,985,564 17 19
Ohio State U. 5,394,140 124,050 42,707 301 26,275,208 18 26
Indiana U. 6,314,658 127,745 32,096 313 26,459,375 19 14
U. of Pennsylvania 4,914,244 129,217 35,543 296 30,050,614 20 22
U. of Chicago 6,557,970 146,511 38,669 251 22,315,487 21 16
U. of Pittsburgh 4,163,590 204,151 37,063 289 22,315,470 22 28
U. of Virginia 4,678,553 100,999 51,237 298 25,844,109 23 21
New York U. 3,936,625 115,823 32,766 324 28,694,958 24 23
Duke U. 4,960,746 105,752 32,821 303 24,895,354 25 20
U. of Alberta 5,527,712 156,851 33,046 285 16,124,791 26 25
U. of Florida 3,565,879 123,358 31,203 313 23,290,912 27 35
U. of Georgia 3,702,438 86,083 54,366 292 20,083,453 28 30
U. of Arizona 4,724,975 103,978 31,358 271 22,629,734 29 29
U. of Iowa 4,119,831 113,431 44,644 227 21,098,919 30 33
Rutgers U. 3,832,408 79,906 28,779 347 26,653,121 31 24
Arizona State U. 3,522,226 95,904 33,523 318 22,782,527 32 31
Northwestern U. 4,082,737 93,311 37,467 256 20,667,079 33 32
U. of British Columbia 4,106,011 100,118 23,103 330 20,070,847 34 27
  1999-2000  
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Permanent staff1 Total expenditures2 Rank3 1994-95 rank3
North Carolina State U. 2,945,119 123,367 37,247 241 19,442,070 35 58
Texas A&M U. 2,748,337 91,750 37,034 288 21,844,108 36 56
U. of California at Davis 3,178,694 83,581 44,574 220 20,452,129 37 34
U. of Southern California 3,602,517 68,662 29,152 256 25,140,799 38 36
Johns Hopkins U. 3,380,206 77,278 23,043 292 24,302,865 39 39
Michigan State U. 4,359,752 95,708 27,324 188 18,442,538 40 37
Emory U. 2,591,912 73,925 27,426 263 24,336,897 41 50
U. of California at San Diego 2,654,094 93,185 26,541 248 20,800,154 42 41
U. of Maryland 2,850,285 88,083 32,298 219 18,900,661 43 42
Washington U. (Mo.) 3,422,372 80,380 18,750 234 22,861,105 44 40
U. of Kansas 3,752,553 77,091 32,722 207 15,556,397 45 38
U. of Kentucky 2,860,457 72,650 29,850 233 20,111,259 46 51
U. of Utah 2,827,664 71,284 21,514 271 20,860,192 47 53
U. of Notre Dame 2,794,991 96,256 24,932 210 17,225,138 48 59
Georgetown U. 2,472,368 82,704 28,547 206 18,650,513 49 45
  1999-2000  
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Permanent staff1 Total expenditures2 Rank3 1994-95 rank3
U. of South Carolina 3,222,033 81,832 20,468 206 17,221,441 50 54
U. of Colorado 2,920,335 75,936 27,871 174 16,464,479 51 49
U. of Cincinnati 2,654,728 70,839 26,258 194 17,244,949 52 65
Vanderbilt U. 2,626,630 67,617 22,612 218 16,992,146 53 57
State U. of New York at Buffalo 3,213,870 67,566 26,444 175 15,228,049 54 44
U. of Connecticut 2,987,772 59,040 17,378 184 22,916,939 55 48
Boston U. 2,198,604 63,911 30,689 207 15,198,803 56 61
U. of New Mexico 2,347,781 58,198 17,841 255 18,847,024 57 52
McGill U. 3,242,045 62,656 15,593 221 14,923,452 58 43
U. of Illinois at Chicago 2,072,288 64,583 17,465 241 17,011,016 59 70
U. of Hawaii 3,122,780 71,830 26,767 143 12,606,989 60 47
Wayne State U. 3,116,539 43,847 18,236 197 17,877,908 61 46
U. of Tennessee 2,425,286 54,761 22,829 204 14,703,996 62 67
Rice U. 2,116,862 62,684 15,508 213 19,134,032 63 104
Texas Tech U. 2,192,843 58,681 27,213 180 14,535,824 64 n/a
Dartmouth College 2,355,700 59,214 26,379 172 13,802,562 65 68
U. of Oklahoma 4,175,540 70,476 17,904 129 12,383,224 66 88
  1999-2000  
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Permanent staff1 Total expenditures2 Rank3 1994-95 rank3
U. of California at Irvine 2,136,232 58,642 19,713 186 17,524,020 67 84
Louisiana State U. 3,098,287 56,173 27,092 153 11,340,139 68 77
U. of Missouri 2,968,062 51,538 20,524 187 12,952,889 69 60
Ohio U. 2,293,464 64,998 34,908 139 11,488,112 70 n/a
U. of Nebraska at Lincoln 2,612,706 60,584 22,836 171 11,861,594 71 76
Brown U. 3,082,034 55,669 14,105 178 14,278,430 72 72
U. of Miami 2,228,233 61,769 16,305 195 14,221,573 73 62
Iowa State U. 2,266,061 59,117 20,517 160 14,603,175 74 73
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2,605,490 45,776 20,207 180 14,104,841 75 66
Purdue U. 2,343,268 40,661 19,608 211 14,265,362 76 69
Boston College 1,858,113 64,049 21,296 155 14,898,150 77 n/a
Oklahoma State U. 2,263,070 75,142 24,881 136 10,668,419 78 90
Washington State U. 2,044,856 50,118 30,292 150 12,661,327 79 94
  1999-2000  
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Permanent staff1 Total expenditures2 Rank3 1994-95 rank3
U. of California at Santa Barbara 2,621,851 51,070 18,155 160 13,053,896 80 63
U. of Massachusetts 2,991,397 56,781 15,305 146 13,034,012 81 79
George Washington U. 1,984,094 46,788 15,365 213 14,530,047 82 n/a
U. of Western Ontario 2,465,089 70,703 12,376 176 11,700,741 83 71
U. of Manitoba 1,897,236 86,953 13,838 193 9,820,554 84 100
York U. (Ontario) 2,359,201 48,363 16,267 173 12,933,269 85 78
U. of Oregon 2,420,518 57,534 15,898 144 12,920,257 86 80
Temple U. 2,488,884 43,285 16,550 173 12,961,547 87 83
Colorado State U. 1,863,052 69,317 21,208 123 12,515,306 88 96
U. of Rochester 3,076,906 50,049 11,825 165 12,311,169 89 93
U. of Houston 2,078,162 50,374 19,053 148 13,220,958 90 92
Syracuse U. 2,797,612 40,352 15,229 190 11,177,061 91 64
Auburn U. 2,591,255 56,095 23,121 119 10,220,052 92 75
Florida State U. 2,338,492 40,624 15,446 187 12,439,285 93 81
Southern Illinois U. 2,429,332 50,419 16,957 136 12,603,857 94 86
U. of Delaware 2,447,917 48,859 12,633 168 12,814,210 95 87
  1999-2000  
  Volumes in library Volumes added Current serials Permanent staff1 Total expenditures2 Rank3 1994-95 rank3
Laval U. 2,410,202 42,093 14,110 213 10,136,775 96 55
Kent State U. 2,474,267 62,200 13,432 132 10,649,146 97 91
Virginia Tech 2,057,572 55,676 16,803 134 11,499,340 98 82
U. of Alabama 2,229,330 46,305 17,788 132 10,829,696 99 95
Howard U. 2,455,191 34,922 14,467 136 14,039,153 100 103
Tulane U. 2,245,936 47,941 13,539 147 11,037,542 101 89
State U. of New York at Albany 1,976,374 49,970 16,114 150 10,147,513 102 102
Georgia Institute of Technology 2,138,945 67,335 17,601 107 9,064,791 103 105
U. of California at Riverside 2,018,234 66,684 12,814 120 10,525,524 104 107
Queen's U. (Ontario) 2,253,992 56,128 10,232 162 9,566,866 105 85
State U. of New York at Stony Brook 2,086,066 33,102 23,277 110 11,840,433 106 97
Brigham Young U. 2,552,288 15,695 16,201 158 15,591,412 107 74
Case Western Reserve U. 2,033,085 32,252 15,863 133 11,415,956 108 98
U. of Saskatchewan 1,797,742 43,092 13,275 155 8,084,575 109 101
U. of Waterloo 1,908,827 38,526 11,808 139 9,024,549 110 106
McMaster U. 1,878,245 27,047 10,868 141 8,546,728 111 99
U. of Guelph 1,806,683 26,007 7,995 118 6,396,971 112 108
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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CHANGES IN SPENDING, 1994-95 TO 1999-2000

Institutions with the largest increases in total expenditures:
 Change
Rice U. +109.8%
North Carolina State U. +64.1%
U. of Connecticut +51.6%
U. of Utah +50.7%
Washington U. (Mo.) +50.1%
Pennsylvania State U. +47.9%
Colorado State U. +47.7%
Howard U. +46.9%
U. of Notre Dame +46.4%
Stanford U. +45.9%
Texas A&M U. +45.6%
U. of Kentucky +43.9%
U. of Florida +43.8%
Emory U. +41.5%
Michigan State U. +41.1%
U. of Texas +40.6%
Institutions where total expenditures fell or increased the least:
 Change
Laval U. -14.3%
U. of Alberta -9.2%
U. of Guelph -5.0%
McMaster U. -1.9%
U. of Colorado +2.2%
Syracuse U. +3.6%
U. of British Columbia +4.6%
Queen's U. (Ontario) +5.7%
U. of Saskatchewan +5.7%
U. of Hawaii +6.3%
U. of Western Ontario +6.5%
U. of California at Los Angeles +6.9%
U. of Waterloo +7.0%
Virginia Tech +7.3%
U. of Miami +7.4%
U. of California at Santa Barbara +7.9%


SOURCE: Association of Research Libraries


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