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Digest of Education Statistics: 2006
Digest of Education Statistics: 2006

NCES 2007-017
July 2007


Table 419. Collections, staff, and operating expenditures of the 60 largest college and university libraries: 2001–02 
Institution Rank order,
by number
of volumes
Number of volumes
at end of year
(in thousands)
Full-time-equivalent staff Operating expenditures
(in thousands)
Public service hours per week Gate count
per week
Reference transactions per week
Total Librarians Total Salaries and wages
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Harvard University (MA) 1 14,615 1,307 420 96,454 51,702 107 37,243 8,154
Yale University (CT) 2 10,707 632 163 54,518 22,388 111 13,961 2,559
University of Illinois, Urbana Campus 3 9,709 522 88 31,458 16,906 107 33,233 7,516
University of California, Berkeley 4 9,389 688 119 51,649 26,191 98 27,000 3,489
University of Texas, Austin 5 8,230 562 118 36,480 18,106 103 110,114 4,104
                   
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 6 7,643 643 167 43,358 19,307 168 63,202 4,194
Stanford University (CA) 7 7,616 629 114 54,785 21,915 98 24,438 2,084
Columbia University in the City of NY 8 7,557 535 140 39,114 18,628 106 69,000 5,000
University of California, Los Angeles 9 7,445 601 142 37,671 96 89,092 3,819
Cornell University (NY) 10 6,964 590 133 39,162 18,764 114 20,092 2,462
                   
University of Chicago (IL) 11 6,833 344 71 25,416 10,677 146 41,100 1,154
Indiana University, Bloomington 12 6,512 458 95 30,067 13,075 115 75,546 7,573
University of Washington, Seattle 13 6,274 506 128 31,568 17,742 135 87,877 6,500
University of Wisconsin, Madison 14 6,216 513 190 33,614 18,491 131 83,419 4,718
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 15 6,082 423 99 32,444 16,089 106 41,548 3,648
                   
Princeton University (NJ) 16 5,990 371 100 31,006 14,297 110 13,642 970
Ohio State University, Main Campus 17 5,603 433 92 27,822 13,101 168 50,696 6,990
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 18 5,366 429 133 26,413 13,465 146 41,046 4,294
Duke University (NC) 19 5,234 343 109 30,589 12,166 122 56,872 2,516
University of Pennsylvania 20 5,153 403 119 30,651 13,702 111 36,000 6,254
                   
University of Virginia, Main Campus 21 4,868 349 94 28,625 15,786 149 71,206 4,550
Rutgers University, New Brunswick (NJ) 22 4,832 316 69 20,619 12,263 108 57,909 1,879
New York University 23 4,645 427 120 33,054 15,703 119 38,000 3,419
University of Pittsburgh, Main Campus (PA) 24 4,553 344 75 25,177 9,864 123 23,971 5,326
Michigan State University 25 4,504 284 63 19,461 9,182 148 39,929 1,720
                   
University of Kansas, Main Campus 26 4,447 269 65 16,022 7,878 140 32,914 2,673
University of Arizona 27 4,442 290 77 20,201 8,025 168 29,157 836
University of Iowa 28 4,303 308 70 20,165 10,421 123 50,145 6,603
Northwestern University (IL) 29 4,217 340 91 22,663 10,443 116 18,646 2,176
University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus 30 3,951 159 41 12,246 3,893 107 20,277 1,202
                   
University of Florida 31 3,950 407 103 24,138 10,993 110 42,569 2,919
University of Georgia 32 3,873 364 87 21,546 9,655 101 26,206 2,428
University of Southern California 33 3,740 339 73 27,512 12,891 159 55,838 1,365
Washington University in St Louis (MO) 34 3,548 285 95 26,328 9,815 120 33,000 1,500
Johns Hopkins University (MD) 35 3,509 338 69 26,698 11,576 120 28,933 2,398
University of Hawaii, Manoa 36 3,421 238 63 15,299 7,251 94 31,379 2,980
                   
Arizona State University, Main Campus 37 3,360 306 85 20,181 9,337 106 60,272 3,486
University of South Carolina at Columbia 38 3,334 292 78 17,003 7,216 111 25,000 3,700
Brigham Young University (UT) 39 3,305 350 87 20,294 9,549 101 70,000 2,400
Wayne State University (MI) 40 3,296 309 50 18,558 8,925 142 56,471 13,435
State University of New York, Buffalo 41 3,288 249 80 17,822 8,906 97 12,600 1,400
                   
University of Rochester (NY) 42 3,277 208 66 13,918 6,272 117 4,000 1,252
University of California, Santa Barbara 43 3,207 236 45 16,245 8,113 103 33,381 1,956
State University of New York, Stony Brook 44 3,200 164 36 12,666 5,674 100 17,967 5,755
Brown University (RI) 45 3,192 217 60 16,318 7,565 101 17,762 54,032
Louisiana State U. & A&M & Hebert Laws Center 46 3,175 205 49 12,763 5,632 93 39,944 2,595
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 47 3,144 264 97 21,672 9,628 146 39,005 2,042
                   
Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus 48 3,118 438 77 29,457 15,328 168 53,469 4,416
University of Missouri, Columbia 49 3,111 222 56 14,390 5,763 104 30,000 2,080
University of Massachusetts, Amherst 50 3,089 170 49 11,406 6,926 93 20,750 1,775
University of Oregon 51 3,030 215 39 14,066 6,780 96 15,553 2,826
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 52 3,030 236 42 14,318 6,707 150 15,275 2,206
                   
University of Colorado at Boulder 53 3,023 236 51 18,143 7,840 104 1,969 4,062
University of Kentucky 54 2,989 290 73 20,091 8,178 160 32,000 1,948
Kansas State University 55 2,979 117 37 10,564 4,496 105 13,714 611
University of Utah 56 2,978 365 69 21,783 10,648 115 39,686 7,584
University of Notre Dame (IN) 57 2,976 272 59 18,456 8,444 126 18,001 571
                   
University of California, Davis 58 2,958 272 52 18,935 8,912 95 32,225 2,181
University of Maryland, College Park Campus 59 2,957 296 124 23,689 11,237 110 53,029 5,428
University of California, San Diego 60 2,938 341 52 24,272 12,606 112 40,514 2,022
—Not available.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
Academic Libraries Survey (ALS), 2002. (This table was prepared September 2006.)