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Table 425. Collections, staff, and operating expenditures of the 60 largest college and university libraries: 2005-06
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 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 11 12
Harvard University (MA) 1 15,827 867 98,988 1,265 420 $105,809 $58,047 168 38,945 5,554
Yale University (CT) 2 12,369 167,205 73,953 706 170 74,938 31,304 111 14,599 1,958
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 3 10,371 247,242 63,413 503 99 35,602 19,151 119 84,639 5,264
University of California, Berkeley 4 10,094 114,860 531 96 50,253 26,035 98 27,000 3,300
University of Texas at Austin 5 9,022 53,125 536 100 41,586 19,810 107 71,992 6,149
                       
Columbia University in the City of NY 6 8,832 342,573 102,901 618 139 51,901 26,064 107 72,484 3,579
Stanford University (CA) 7 8,402 365,000 30,850 697 149 74,233 40,958 105 19,500 2,203
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 8 8,273 1,028,674 118,654 574 158 49,053 23,204 168 72,696 2,711
University of California, Los Angeles 9 8,157 24,299 77,509 622 125 50,894 26,271 97 69,736 1,975
University of Wisconsin, Madison 10 8,015 502,514 68,560 577 233 40,962 22,381 148 108,354
                       
Cornell University (NY) 11 7,521 298,767 77,392 552 116 42,156 21,197 144 101,159 2,047
University of Chicago (IL) 12 7,462 304,016 86,239 318 66 32,301 11,635 144 25,062 802
Indiana University, Bloomington 13 7,242 237,835 71,330 486 97 32,453 14,313 168 87,561 2,346
University of Washington, Seattle Campus 14 6,677 280,140 60,629 463 135 35,218 18,234 142 136,000 2,056
Princeton University (NJ) 15 6,618 222,911 41,775 397 97 41,714 17,639 115 11,777 910
                       
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 16 6,587 126,892 88,309 408 93 38,322 17,470 100 41,521 3,024
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 17 5,817 236 54,591 436 139 34,489 16,203 145 77,538 2,489
Ohio State University, Main Campus 18 5,765 188,722 36,813 435 82 32,966 15,155 168 52,357 6,312
Duke University (NC) 19 5,665 26,000 57,223 359 113 33,532 14,598 137 62,999 2,635
University of Pennsylvania 20 5,571 309,277 47,787 393 120 34,369 15,215 111 36,300 5,000
                       
New York University 21 5,145 769,197 62,537 451 125 41,004 18,186 119 42,795 2,676
University of Virginia, Main Campus 22 5,103 270,603 71,832 373 97 30,273 15,703 149 78,134 3,225
Pennsylvania State U., Penn State Main Campus 23 5,070 18,200 71,230 611 124 48,878 23,496 168 40,417 3,830
University of Arizona 24 5,050 441,889 23,288 237 61 22,547 8,931 168 42,133 659
Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway 25 5,003 176,995 40,848 321 68 23,161 12,831 105 47,280 1,408
                       
University of Pittsburgh, Main Campus (PA) 26 4,909 224,216 50,232 362 120 30,357 11,869 118 83,242 3,565
University of Kansas, Main Campus 27 4,756 109,272 40,989 258 61 18,300 8,667 140 34,433 1,996
Michigan State University 28 4,736 53,101 35,994 271 69 22,260 10,046 138 41,594 773
Northwestern University (IL) 29 4,688 39,035 45,259 339 94 26,335 12,068 119 26,058 1,638
University of Iowa 30 4,551 324,934 51,374 278 79 25,666 11,335 115 36,630 1,647
                       
University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus 31 4,346 363,116 34,404 153 37 14,444 4,048 117 21,015 640
University of Georgia 32 4,346 84,423 37,226 294 71 23,014 9,487 110 17,735 1,910
University of Florida 33 4,168 273,671 85,169 431 99 27,435 12,339 111 28,421 5,736
University of Southern California 34 3,969 287,712 60,718 375 68 31,894 14,534 159 55,000 1,100
Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus 35 3,896 281,588 30,925 274 72 22,044 9,742 149 73,892 2,317
                       
Johns Hopkins University (MD) 36 3,773 1,488,106 60,858 342 78 31,560 13,369 120 18,982 1,593
Washington University in St. Louis (MO) 37 3,750 197,298 41,339 311 105 37,908 12,923 120 35,000 1,632
University of Tennessee 38 3,735 266,279 35,265 354 123 29,754 11,944 138 39,332 1,743
University of Maryland, College Park 39 3,690 200,000 32,777 304 145 25,284 11,195 162 54,935 4,550
University of Colorado at Boulder 40 3,641 40,677 30,221 212 52 19,210 8,252 104 2,051 2,391
                       
University of Rochester (NY) 41 3,607 13,056 26,760 214 91 18,122 8,231 119 4,196 922
Brigham Young University (UT) 42 3,594 144,910 30,895 380 84 23,943 11,177 105 82,860 3,580
Brown University (RI) 43 3,569 743,698 40,082 208 53 18,945 8,648 154 17,301 466
University of South Carolina, Columbia 44 3,533 691 58,855 277 68 20,422 7,837 152 20,000 3,350
University of Delaware 45 3,471 317,560 12,532 207 52 16,937 7,199 100 19,138 2,052
                       
Louisiana State U. and A&M College 46 3,468 191,428 13,225 212 54 13,454 5,250 100 41,900 896
Wayne State University (MI) 47 3,443 55,429 23,693 267 55 19,054 8,812 168 39,134 1,052
SUNY at Buffalo 48 3,423 103,905 37,288 249 67 19,454 9,965 141 25,000 977
University of Hawaii at Manoa 49 3,413 87,557 156,425 230 66 18,181 8,521 94 27,714 1,732
University of Kentucky 50 3,406 226,680 31,897 263 85 19,569 8,009 140 60,367 1,955
                       
University of California, Santa Barbara 51 3,353 102,925 42,219 238 45 17,131 7,731 103 37,632 1,946
University of New Mexico, Main Campus 52 3,340 195,522 18,143 299 72 21,484 103 39,631 1,783
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 53 3,301 278,271 49,480 276 94 22,409 10,033 146 33,325 1,103
Texas A&M University 54 3,300 280,779 45,806 367 91 28,372 11,077 142 47,114 866
University of Missouri, Columbia 55 3,295 25,386 36,244 211 57 14,414 6,051 110 42,000 1,730
                       
University of California, Davis 56 3,258 402,112 41,921 254 54 18,509 8,776 95 33,245 1,289
University of Oregon 57 3,255 230,970 23,186 208 42 13,739 6,921 107 40,581 2,123
University of Notre Dame (IN) 58 3,247 7,443 21,622 261 59 21,694 9,540 126 18,853 574
University of California, San Diego 59 3,236 142,804 24,438 337 58 25,400 13,571 113 65,659 1,477
University of Cincinnati, Main Campus 60 3,209 155,744 42,265 213 51 24,203 10,072 105 29,876 2,241
— Not available.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Aca­demic Libraries Survey (ALS), 2006. (This table was prepared July 2008.)

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