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Academic Libraries (AL)
Academic Libraries (AL)

IPEDS collects information on collections, services, and expenditures at libraries at degree-granting institutions.

Data collected include:

  • Counts of books, media, serials, and database collection held in the physical and digital/electronic form;
  • Physical circulation and digital/electronic usage;
  • Interlibrary loan services; and
  • Library expenditures.

Institutions with annual library expenditures less than $100,000 are only required to report collections, circulations, and services information.

Data Presentation

Source: IPEDS 2020-21 Spring surveys, Data Release Web tables, Academic Library survey component (provisional data), Table 8
Source: IPEDS Statistical tables function using fiscal year 2020 Academic Library data, Use the data, Statistical Tables

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