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Table 435. Collections, staff, and operating expenditures of the 60 largest college and university libraries: Fiscal year 2008
Institution Rank order, by number of volumes Number of volumes at end of year (in thousands) Number of e-books at end of year Number of serials at end of year Full-time-equivalent staff Operating expendi-
tures (in thousands)
Public service hours per typical week Gate count per typical week1 Reference trans-
actions per typical week
Total Librar-
ians
Total Salaries and wages
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Harvard University (MA) 1 16,250 1,167 110,628 1,229 418 $117,884 $62,798 168 39,748 5,468
Yale University (CT) 2 12,284 840,000 295,557 735 175 92,248 35,781 111 14,900 1,970
University of California, Berkeley 3 11,020 610,920 87,876 487 92 48,020 24,305 77 27,502 2,100
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 4 10,933 319,533 109,803 473 113 40,571 20,988 144 85,632 6,214
Columbia University in the City of New York 5 9,596 703,121 132,740 616 161 56,089 27,240 108 81,862 3,557
                       
University of Texas at Austin 6 9,447 593,450 56,847 528 130 43,850 20,773 120 87,115 20,693
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 7 9,175 701,019 69,457 570 169 52,395 25,853 168 73,543 2,884
Stanford University (CA) 8 8,558 419,515 33,903 680 151 78,377 41,382 105 20,100 3,074
University of California, Los Angeles 9 8,467 495,238 175,207 596 125 53,154 28,197 97 64,072 1,843
University of Wisconsin, Madison 10 7,934 766,032 54,164 553 229 43,282 23,459 148 110,368 2,640
                       
Cornell University (NY) 11 7,750 391,897 89,000 549 118 46,798 22,667 146 98,000 1,497
University of Chicago (IL) 12 7,745 851,880 76,607 323 68 34,680 12,638 146 33,881 779
Indiana University, Bloomington 13 7,618 631,617 103,228 445 94 36,282 16,061 168 90,061 2,446
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 14 6,878 307,082 85,075 394 93 40,734 18,118 100 36,527 2,300
University of Washington, Seattle Campus 15 6,844 387,281 61,847 458 135 36,814 19,345 138 116,000 2,128
                       
Princeton University (NJ) 16 6,779 763,158 51,746 410 97 48,970 18,789 116 13,492 671
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 17 6,017 510,110 60,713 452 143 41,124 18,944 146 60,214 2,543
Ohio State University, Main Campus 18 6,016 269,097 78,903 396 62 35,833 16,642 168 39,030 1,476
Duke University (NC) 19 5,829 144,939 61,964 369 117 37,331 16,444 161 9,250 2,638
University of Pennsylvania 20 5,756 340,446 61,676 370 111 37,599 16,991 111 38,589 5,000
                       
University of Pittsburgh, Main Campus (PA) 21 5,657 591,468 59,141 382 120 32,907 12,539 118 84,789 2,587
Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus 22 5,355 42,083 88,668 608 134 47,686 24,437 168 46,247 3,549
University of Arizona 23 5,266 645,463 24,466 239 54 24,676 9,471 142 42,916 531
University of Virginia, Main Campus 24 5,158 374,731 163,032 379 101 35,930 16,921 149 76,424 2,886
Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway 25 5,081 195,296 74,031 305 66 23,918 13,651 108 53,419 1,216
                       
New York University 26 5,073 545,025 67,960 458 58 44,603 20,703 119 51,500 2,156
Northwestern University (IL) 27 4,843 264,066 82,822 344 97 29,147 12,518 126 28,218 1,427
Michigan State University 28 4,839 66,350 83,460 265 71 23,482 10,714 148 42,367 850
University of Kansas 29 4,799 321,320 60,838 228 54 19,543 9,105 140 42,000 2,350
University of Iowa 30 4,791 486,769 59,442 281 98 27,620 12,335 113 36,273 1,610
                       
University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus 31 4,702 649,929 52,522 158 37 16,253 4,396 117 21,930 523
University of Georgia 32 4,637 128,694 80,748 315 81 24,451 10,106 137 17,700 1,910
Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus 33 4,422 302,266 87,566 332 93 28,571 12,266 149 75,265 2,053
University of Florida 34 4,288 280,238 71,336 402 85 29,731 13,905 111 56,209 1,587
University of Southern California 35 4,084 267,657 70,066 374 75 38,393 17,149 159 53,534 1,173
                       
Louisiana State University and                      
Agricultural & Mechanical College 36 4,067 346,389 101,738 192 52 15,874 113 32,228 712
Texas A & M University 37 3,934 461,225 86,737 359 85 34,150 12,329 146 49,683 880
University of Colorado at Boulder 38 3,928 175,377 55,519 216 58 21,454 8,693 104 40,532 1,374
University of South Carolina, Columbia 39 3,885 91,940 21,505 275 71 19,743 7,975 140 31,415 2,969
Johns Hopkins University (MD) 40 3,878 2,003,184 74,701 338 80 32,881 13,282 120 19,373 1,593
                       
Washington University in St. Louis (MO) 41 3,841 382,891 69,400 266 93 32,366 10,219 120 30,000 1,409
Brown University (RI) 42 3,825 284,749 60,499 208 55 19,862 9,162 112 20,064 510
Brigham Young University (UT) 43 3,743 337,546 69,361 383 85 27,167 12,126 105 82,238 3,070
SUNY at Buffalo (NY) 44 3,720 369,721 80,431 242 60 19,972 10,339 168 26,000 562
University of Kentucky 45 3,720 406,014 73,251 287 79 21,414 8,257 135 57,316 1,734
                       
Miami University (OH) 46 3,718 511,114 91,229 146 41 9,488 4,652 168 28,862 1,529
University of Maryland, College Park 47 3,717 88,393 42,393 258 119 32,156 12,600 162 47,982 5,186
University of Rochester (NY) 48 3,701 51,134 28,561 207 89 24,850 8,949 119 4,478 1,004
University of Cincinnati, Main Campus (OH) 49 3,632 459,542 86,363 185 49 21,466 7,729 95 26,700 1,600
University of Hawaii at Manoa 50 3,559 193,133 55,276 237 64 17,860 9,108 135 31,380 1,791
                       
University of Nebraska, Lincoln 51 3,554 321,180 46,865 187 49 12,633 6,465 96 15,004 1,000
University of Missouri, Columbia 52 3,494 25,434 38,364 198 55 17,025 6,386 114 36,426 1,374
Florida State University 53 3,484 477,476 62,093 250 67 18,563 7,090 142 37,531 1,219
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 54 3,477 401,497 67,995 268 98 23,296 10,960 146 37,649 718
Wayne State University (MI) 55 3,454 206,736 20,384 247 53 20,802 9,349 142 38,599 916
                       
University of Notre Dame (IN) 56 3,393 2,295 82,866 260 60 24,077 10,306 126 19,191 497
University of Utah 57 3,373 132,859 48,777 370 69 26,290 12,877 123 39,724 3,680
University of California, San Diego 58 3,373 231,216 34,800 367 63 30,748 16,330 114 51,347 880
University of Connecticut 59 3,368 338,682 71,371 152 61 16,262 114 51,539 303
University of California, Davis 60 3,354 504,736 50,442 231 53 18,652 9,568 95 33,978 1,129
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1 The number of entries into the library in an average week. A single person can be counted more than once.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Academic Libraries Survey (ALS), fiscal year 2008. (This table was prepared July 2010.)
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