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Table 482. Collections, staff, operating expenditures, public service hours, and reference services of the 60 largest college and university libraries: Fiscal year 2010
Institution Rank
order,
by
number
of
volumes
Number of
volumes
at end of
year (in
thou-
sands)
Number of
e-books
at end of
year
Number
of
serials
at end
of year
Full-time-
equivalent
staff
Operating expendi-
tures (in thousands
of current dollars)
Public
service
hours
per
typical
week
Gate count
per
typical
week1
Annual reference
information services
to individuals2
Total Librar-
ians
Total Salaries
and wages
Total Consulta-
tions of 20
minutes or
more
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Harvard University (MA) 1 16,833 161,554 157,854 1,089 394 $133,427 $84,272 168 28,867 3  196,992 12,336
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2 13,159 453,562 123,857 483 105 40,327 21,218 144 125,938   109,918 ---
Yale University (CT) 3 12,788 1,000,000 106,481 621 168 84,140 36,189 111 28,867 3  37,765 554
University of California, Berkeley 4 11,335 879,868 108,130 472 90 42,424 20,114 77 29,636   77,895 3,086
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 5 10,779 1,875,374 83,062 719 223 67,223 33,396 168 85,770   128,565 5,093
                           
Columbia University in the City of New York 6 10,265 1,061,823 167,721 533 156 55,913 26,129 109 79,028   133,868 8,383
University of Texas at Austin 7 9,991 633,376 100,006 533 135 46,276 22,206 120 99,302   38,398 1,128
University of California, Los Angeles 8 9,152 982,907 78,463 532 113 46,007 25,361 96 61,748   105,269 471
Stanford University (CA) 9 8,819 588,809 35,877 664 151 69,129 31,922 105 20,974   110,745 6,935
Indiana University, Bloomington 10 8,678 940,231 106,138 482 99 33,899 15,796 168 88,998   134,561 ---
                           
University of Chicago (IL) 11 8,367 1,470,379 116,750 306 70 33,320 13,150 146 32,535   16,842 226
University of Wisconsin, Madison 12 7,977 444,529 103,844 580 228 41,334 22,174 148 119,697   97,925 701
Cornell University (NY) 13 7,532 642,103 104,000 486 106 44,200 21,643 145 79,710   71,454 4,475
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 14 7,111 415,831 109,681 380 101 40,734 18,181 107 45,850   66,184 6,306
Princeton University (NJ) 15 7,075 282,214 59,942 401 86 52,829 21,571 120 11,017   17,964 2,325
                           
University of Washington, Seattle Campus 16 7,013 469,807 63,221 418 126 36,926 19,131 138 125,000   74,863 2,965
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 17 6,189 823,314 87,686 455 147 41,659 19,672 142 65,984   102,130 ---
Duke University (NC) 18 6,172 217,916 111,851 347 110 40,058 17,473 149 24,954   118,629 23,726
Ohio State University, Main Campus 19 6,162 463,952 90,965 455 79 42,440 16,981 168 69,870   12,360 9,305
University of Pittsburgh, Main Campus (PA) 20 6,148 681,238 58,000 330 118 32,763 12,119 118 41,202 3  111,814 ---
                           
University of Pennsylvania 21 5,929 509,365 98,145 392 121 40,461 18,556 116 40,000   5,180 324
University of Arizona 22 5,538 832,443 26,670 233 62 25,402 8,882 142 41,678   29,302 750
Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus 23 5,467 200,000 109,132 588 140 50,451 25,673 148 129,951   174,795 50,461
Michigan State University 24 5,453 592,024 110,673 245 68 25,409 10,517 138 81,300   62,758 2,486
University of Virginia, Main Campus 25 5,167 440,911 185,140 350 101 31,488 17,056 149 78,532   106,634 4,662
                           
Rutgers University, New Brunswick (NJ) 26 5,115 376,155 87,902 294 58 23,755 13,590 105 52,313   56,037 ---
Northwestern University (IL) 27 5,048 370,629 26,830 341 101 29,933 14,008 122 29,132   68,355 ---
University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus 28 5,046 936,050 92,336 152 37 16,579 4,598 117 22,000   31,182 ---
University of California, Davis 29 5,039 484,795 73,649 193 52 20,485 9,226 96 36,746   63,354 16,140
University of Colorado at Boulder 30 4,983 758,891 85,771 238 62 25,659 10,158 128 71,853   65,608 ---
                           
University of Kansas 31 4,877 404,676 18,313 253 61 19,536 9,398 140 31,790   95,233 4,632
University of Georgia 32 4,810 383,014 93,148 267 74 22,569 10,063 137 15,000   39,466 2,224
University of Florida 33 4,725 477,867 109,181 391 87 28,546 13,445 105 59,164   51,499 ---
New York University 34 4,673 698,666 111,962 470 63 52,605 22,911 126 60,196   61,022 ---
University of Iowa 35 4,639 946,531 68,653 207 61 23,649 9,453 116 35,000   73,528 2,913
                           
Texas A & M University 36 4,577 936,270 108,064 355 92 40,367 14,344 145 57,493   33,000 ---
Arizona State University 37 4,497 313,728 44,590 267 83 26,186 9,789 149 81,105   74,390 2,947
University of Cincinnati, Main Campus (OH) 38 4,379 1,015,550 110,087 186 45 21,526 6,923 104 29,797   99,173 1,984
Brown University (RI) 39 4,187 534,514 75,023 184 61 20,983 9,313 112 21,967   15,737 2,439
University of Southern California 40 4,181 399,112 86,758 368 75 44,482 16,809 160 60,352   116,316 7,284
                           
Tulane University of Louisiana 41 4,158 742,844 96,379 187 48 16,777 6,131 118 15,000   36,831 ---
Louisiana State University and
   Agricultural & Mechanical College
42 4,129 384,366 125,186 159 50 17,271 --- 109 47,467   31,723 ---
Miami University-Oxford (OH) 43 4,112 572,506 93,225 121 43 9,395 4,475 168 37,715   55,007 7,025
University at Buffalo (NY) 44 4,030 679,863 87,997 204 67 20,163 10,467 168 27,000   32,709 3,270
Temple University (PA) 45 3,990 517,395 76,659 207 62 22,752 8,191 145 70,356   65,281 4,453
                           
University of South Carolina, Columbia 46 3,964 128,066 67,016 269 68 19,500 7,506 111 26,666   103,239 571
University of Maryland, College Park 47 3,930 383,014 68,514 246 74 31,678 12,069 162 55,233   423,573 90,122
Washington University in St. Louis (MO) 48 3,918 470,191 85,796 250 94 31,428 10,767 120 30,000   35,931 ---
University of Kentucky 49 3,916 522,509 87,287 245 69 21,179 8,507 140 56,821   44,444 93
Brigham Young University (UT) 50 3,851 440,649 80,292 395 87 29,878 13,157 105 75,066   75,387 11,984
                           
University of Rochester (NY) 51 3,827 225,297 29,573 209 96 19,993 7,727 119 10,239 3  53,522 ---
University of Notre Dame (IN) 52 3,713 228,312 87,690 259 76 25,413 11,044 126 26,413   24,438 785
Johns Hopkins University (MD) 53 3,701 675,275 141,636 279 114 31,846 11,783 120 30,000   51,420 3,220
Emory University (GA) 54 3,620 380,834 66,992 256 80 33,592 12,661 112 50,884   9,037 3,730
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 55 3,567 420,980 66,205 263 98 25,189 12,302 146 44,109   33,213 3,487
                           
University of Missouri, Columbia 56 3,562 409,409 55,814 192 52 18,343 7,020 114 52,027   38,134 ---
University of California, San Diego 57 3,542 428,633 19,855 335 56 31,752 16,597 103 52,065   62,849 1,861
The University of Alabama 58 3,534 870,060 88,083 210 61 19,903 6,945 136 33,287   54,618 2,164
Auburn University (AL) 59 3,473 765,710 9,541 116 27 13,087 5,138 146 26,851   115,232 ---
University of Utah 60 3,442 155,669 76,314 312 65 21,201 11,515 142 41,829   202,287 8,013
---Not available.
1 The number of entries into the library in an average week. A single person can be counted more than once.
2 Includes both in-person and virtual services.
3 Estimated.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Academic Libraries Survey (ALS), fiscal year 2010. (This table was prepared June 2012.)
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