Academic Law Library Statistics 2007-2008

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has just released a report on Academic Law Library Statistics 2007-2008.

Among the highlights (all dollars are in US currency):

  • Out of 113 ARL university libraries, 74 responded to this survey
  • Law libraries reported median values of 345,935 volumes held and 8,033 gross volumes added. Also, these libraries employed the full-time equivalent of 2,129 staff members in the fiscal year 2007–2008
  • Responding libraries reported total expenditures of $215,630,657 … materials expenditures made up the largest portion of the total, with 47% of aggregated expenses falling under a materials-related category
  • Law libraries reported a total of $20,345,053 on electronic materials, or a median of 22% of their total materials budgets. This includes a total of $17,200,532 on electronic serials

Among the institutions responding were McGill, Université de Montréal, Queen’s, Saskatchewan, University of Western Ontario and York.

The ARL website contains surveys from previous years.

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