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Title:  Academic Libraries: 2006
Description: The Academic Libraries: 2006 First Look summarizes services, staff, collections, and expenditures of academic libraries in 2- and 4-year, degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The nationís 3,600 academic libraries held 1.0 billion books; serial backfiles; and other paper materials, including government documents at the end of FY 2006, and there were 144.1 million circulation transactions from their general collections. During the same time period, academic librariesí expenditures totaled $6.2 billion.
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Cover Date: July 2006
Web Release: July 8, 2008
Print Release: This Publication will only be available online.
Publication #: NCES 2008337
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Holton, B., Hardesty, L., and OíShea, P.
Type of Product: First Look / ED TAB
Survey/Program Areas: Library Statistics Program (Lib)
Questions: For questions about the content of this First Look / ED TAB, please contact:
Tai A. Phan.
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