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Table 701.50. Collections, staff, operating expenditures, public service hours, and reference services of the 60 largest college and university libraries: Fiscal year 2012
Institution Rank order, by number of volumes Number of volumes at end of year (in thousands) Number of e-books at end of year Full-time-equivalent staff Operating expenditures (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
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Harvard University (MA) 1 17,225 402,473 1,073 400 $134,533 $83,834 168 27,194 3 187,903
Yale University (CT) 2 13,504 1,090,187 600 163 81,221 35,235 111 27,194 3  31,783
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 3 12,937 645,398 437 77 43,703 20,744 152 93,818   110,973
University of California, Berkeley 4 11,537 1,097,969 434 74 47,325 24,022 77 39,081 3  70,986
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 5 11,458 1,926,938 690 186 63,828 32,553 168 114,557   211,469
                       
University of Chicago (IL) 6 11,397 1,251,085 309 68 36,112 13,450 148 28,732   16,610
Columbia University in the City of New York 7 11,291 1,329,421 526 162 57,422 26,244 107 84,930   58,489
University of Texas at Austin 8 10,185 752,892 489 104 43,968 20,476 120 101,797   119,058
University of California, Los Angeles 9 9,981 1,288,821 527 133 50,171 27,406 96 81,905   113,725
Indiana University, Bloomington 10 9,276 1,363,894 395 90 33,371 15,259 101 64,700   138,542
                       
Stanford University (CA) 11 9,025 841,538 653 153 69,922 31,704 105 20,491 3  105,636
University of Wisconsin, Madison 12 7,841 656,536 533 202 38,018 18,778 148 103,845   650
Tarrant County College District (TX) 13 7,828 83,036 73 24 3,878 2,723 84 26,583  
Cornell University (NY) 14 7,684 903,397 468 110 45,471 21,917 145 73,193   62,429
Princeton University (NJ) 15 7,486 322,690 382 87 50,222 20,476 120 8,508   19,018
                       
University of Washington, Seattle Campus 16 7,375 460,477 385 122 36,649 17,592 135 135,000   56,062
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 17 6,918 484,151 355 87 39,526 17,992 107 45,000   46,021
Michigan State University 18 6,702 2,715,914 236 70 27,496 10,389 140 37,453   50,633
University of Pittsburgh, Main Campus (PA) 19 6,663 988,230 319 118 31,800 11,881 118 39,081 3  80,695
Duke University (NC) 20 6,540 875,488 321 114 41,043 17,127 149 95,437   80,518
                       
University of Colorado at Boulder 21 6,510 675,723 232 62 24,263 10,114 128 66,545   57,345
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 22 6,437 996,453 409 130 38,135 18,921 146 90,160   84,345
University of Pennsylvania 23 6,108 1,100,111 416 137 41,535 19,601 116 31,779   6,500
Ohio State University, Main Campus 24 6,050 526,075 449 75 43,185 17,349 168 128,852   27,876
University of Arizona 25 6,030 1,184,441 194 51 23,350 8,410 142 38,585   17,247
                       
University of Florida 26 5,611 815,537 301 90 28,657 13,434 138 53,235   44,945
Rutgers University, New Brunswick (NJ) 27 5,478 595,141 272 56 25,958 14,493 115 60,618   25,656
Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus 28 5,351 316,913 539 143 50,972 25,757 148 139,775   85,211
University of Iowa 29 5,310 772,023 221 66 24,728 9,883 116 34,623   52,416
University of Virginia, Main Campus 30 5,247 460,840 344 97 33,796 16,775 149 76,921   76,853
                       
University of California, Davis 31 5,204 582,966 185 54 18,506 8,783 102 34,482   78,595
New York University 32 5,196 1,101,383 465 68 51,534 21,977 126 65,163   132,850
Northwestern University (IL) 33 5,140 139,418 362 111 32,029 14,629 122 21,560   23,444
University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus 34 5,139 1,168,077 142 34 17,000 4,727 117 26,456   21,693
University of Georgia 35 4,947 555,015 283 76 24,101 10,262 109 61,786   42,991
                       
University of Southern California 36 4,845 877,824 329 84 66,405 17,589 159 53,335   110,159
Brown University (RI) 37 4,724 979,523 172 48 21,368 8,709 112 27,890   11,568
Texas A&M University, College Station 38 4,531 1,073,198 321 78 35,350 12,945 145 63,798   44,988
Arizona State University 39 4,531 403,504 288 73 25,459 9,795 149 39,081 3  42,726
University of South Carolina, Columbia 40 4,460 206,886 265 71 21,752 7,785 111 38,470   85,215
                       
Johns Hopkins University (MD) 41 4,396 985,644 271 29 37,396 13,445 120 34,500   28,667
University of Cincinnati, Main Campus (OH) 42 4,336 1,243,527 188 44 21,019 8,588 106 33,229   119,451
Tulane University of Louisiana 43 4,320 927,113 172 55 17,813 6,275 118 20,000   21,633
Auburn University (AL) 44 4,318 821,083 106 29 12,762 4,502 146 28,066   98,072
University of Kansas 45 4,285 404,676 249 59 20,282 9,362 140 42,000   91,236
                       
Miami University-Oxford (OH) 46 4,225 595,932 121 44 9,654 4,533 168 29,976   12,947
University at Buffalo (NY) 47 4,119 726,127 173 52 19,414 9,663 168 48,000   35,367
University of Maryland, College Park 48 4,094 599,198 250 80 29,353 11,724 138 58,461   386,001
University of Utah 49 4,068 334,463 322 79 25,130 12,508 142 55,008   165,837
University of Kentucky 50 4,023 588,428 238 74 21,285 8,741 140 51,632   29,825
                       
University of Alabama 51 3,974 855,794 200 64 19,417 7,290 135 35,307   29,854
Brigham Young University (UT) 52 3,946 526,051 352 61 26,686 11,771 101 72,336   57,917
Washington University in St. Louis (MO) 53 3,890 590,299 245 97 32,570 10,042 120 28,000   52,905
Emory University (GA) 54 3,878 555,313 287 97 37,737 14,269 106 35,117   8,935
Syracuse University (NY) 55 3,815 942,224 207 59 19,271 8,613 136 34,993   21,395
                       
Louisiana State University and
    Agricultural & Mechanical College
56 3,802 402,264 124 43 15,718 99 34,772   28,978
University of Notre Dame (IN) 57 3,796 466,168 249 77 26,934 10,880 147 26,544   20,612
Vanderbilt University (TN) 58 3,720 606,267 196 61 23,624 9,181 147 40,417   18,507
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 59 3,653 514,635 280 103 27,504 12,395 146 44,540   32,916
Temple University (PA) 60 3,573 635,008 196 55 23,382 8,263 145 80,009   73,889
—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 Imputed.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Academic Libraries Survey (ALS), fiscal year 2012. (This table was prepared March 2014.)

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