Almanac of Higher Education 2014

August 18, 2014

Spending by University Research Libraries, 2012-13

Six universities on the Association of Research Libraries' Library Investment Index had more than 500 professional and support staff members in 2012-13, and 19 spent more than $10-million on salaries and wages for their professional staff. Eleven had total library expenditures exceeding $50-million.

Index rank* Institution Total
library expenditures
Salaries and wages
of professional staff
Total library-materials
expenditures
Number of professional
and support staff
1. Harvard U. $117,316,662 $39,049,607 $42,824,113 815
2. Yale U. $84,665,297 $19,870,969 $39,322,306 585
3. U. of Toronto $77,464,495 $17,147,189 $28,762,768 509
4. Columbia U. $64,796,718 $22,082,765 $27,724,152 524
5. U. of Michigan $67,289,114 $14,296,308 $24,708,760 535
6. New York U. $55,962,989 $14,712,727 $26,238,261 380
7. U. of California at Berkeley $51,642,797 $17,845,259 $19,440,818 378
8. Princeton U. $50,793,937 $11,639,123 $24,116,273 318
9. Pennsylvania State U. $52,094,905 $11,869,962 $20,394,499 546
10. Cornell U. $51,287,542 $14,996,312 $19,863,959 386
11. U. of California at Los Angeles $50,875,113 $13,323,260 $14,350,890 395
12. U. of Texas $47,861,955 $9,490,487 $21,353,828 379
13. U. of Southern California $45,645,494 $10,979,861 $21,623,932 255
14. U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $45,342,923 $11,408,341 $19,036,256 333
15. Ohio State U. $46,496,248 $10,689,486 $16,270,975 291
16. U. of Washington $45,285,020 $11,747,977 $16,433,168 330
17. U. of Pennsylvania $43,979,567 $9,865,949 $17,417,678 333
18. U. of Alberta $43,045,911 $8,022,748 $19,431,323 274
19. Texas A&M U. $40,384,246 $9,226,745 $23,789,396 258
20. U. of North Carolina $41,369,630 $10,632,776 $18,099,599 302
21. Duke U. $39,507,191 $11,520,123 $19,684,571 292
22. Emory U. $40,276,565 $7,481,526 $17,627,015 236
23. U. of Minnesota $39,959,855 $7,774,600 $17,972,440 287
24. U. of British Columbia $39,556,039 $10,932,242 $15,489,971 294
25. Johns Hopkins U. $37,319,899 $9,650,307 $17,877,827 233
26. U. of Wisconsin $38,390,631 $12,402,191 $12,617,620 342
27. U. of Chicago $35,939,648 $5,755,769 $18,265,289 251
28. Rutgers U. $36,631,611 $8,335,851 $11,849,359 306
29. North Carolina State U. $36,764,177 $8,694,083 $11,091,415 236
30. McGill U. (Quebec) $35,307,677 $5,547,802 $15,991,793 205
31. Indiana U. $33,204,272 $8,704,631 $15,171,091 291
32. Northwestern U. $32,849,225 $8,703,572 $14,773,038 271
33. U. of Pittsburgh $32,587,067 $7,480,647 $15,544,964 251
34. U. of Virginia $32,696,918 $9,486,064 $10,960,125 288
35. U. of Montreal $32,339,718 $8,485,330 $11,715,664 339
36. U. of Iowa $30,635,936 $6,230,034 $17,546,016 191
37. Michigan State U. $30,898,942 $6,078,705 $15,851,193 199
38. U. of Calgary $30,777,528 $6,688,578 $13,031,452 230
39. U. of Arizona $30,423,946 $5,617,281 $14,090,805 199
40. U. of Florida $30,211,764 $6,174,666 $13,074,882 264
41. Texas Tech U. $29,578,810 $6,265,202 $14,211,989 247
42. Georgetown U. $29,086,884 $7,191,636 $13,732,922 200
43. U. of Ottawa $27,856,317 $4,305,001 $15,631,993 153
44. Brigham Young U. $27,933,767 $8,045,987 $11,583,331 168
45. York U. (Ontario) $27,773,340 $7,557,108 $12,049,612 169
46. Washington U. in St. Louis $26,386,424 $6,238,272 $14,378,390 200
47. U. of Notre Dame $26,663,267 $6,170,075 $13,611,484 212
48. U. of Miami $26,815,765 $5,883,665 $13,299,263 194
49. U. of Maryland $26,529,792 $8,407,691 $11,495,359 205
50. U. of Tennessee $26,006,293 $5,794,693 $14,708,996 211
51. U. of California at San Diego $27,327,282 $8,016,578 $8,934,949 223
52. U. of Saskatchewan $25,881,025 $5,875,811 $14,211,586 141
53. George Washington U. $25,956,672 $6,886,847 $11,788,773 184
54. Purdue U. $25,537,014 $5,370,304 $13,239,165 159
55. U. of Manitoba $25,693,566 $5,766,839 $10,562,009 175
56. Arizona State U. $25,583,987 $3,982,176 $11,727,942 200
57. U. of Utah $26,142,474 $5,442,809 $8,941,309 256
58. Boston U. $24,778,840 $6,454,916 $11,494,395 194
59. U. of Georgia $24,584,925 $4,279,859 $12,020,519 246
60. Laval U. (Quebec) $24,227,802 $4,536,574 $12,630,526 212
61. Vanderbilt U. $23,999,961 $5,673,017 $11,969,477 166
62. U. of Connecticut $23,966,517 $7,236,744 $10,852,149 139
63. Western U. (Ontario) $23,596,827 $5,118,272 $13,412,862 166
64. U. of Oklahoma $22,539,599 $3,470,286 $13,486,969 149
65. Boston College $22,460,651 $5,949,244 $11,697,021 141
66. U. of Kansas $22,925,181 $6,570,129 $9,504,912 196
67. Massachusetts Institute of Technology $22,624,524 $7,313,723 $9,416,771 178
68. Brown U. $22,691,266 $5,204,579 $10,817,454 155
69. Iowa State U. $21,888,536 $2,965,676 $13,777,964 115
70. U. of Houston $21,591,575 $4,071,363 $11,811,170 138
71. U. of Cincinnati $21,452,328 $5,988,947 $10,594,035 137
72. Temple U. $21,106,580 $5,574,139 $10,762,544 152
73. U. of Colorado $21,428,519 $3,747,104 $10,913,873 162
74. U. of South Carolina $21,721,918 $4,351,292 $9,001,339 164
75. U. of Kentucky $20,570,073 $5,654,821 $10,465,163 182
76. U. of New Mexico $21,662,659 $5,156,832 $7,748,182 175
77. U. of Rochester $20,681,781 $5,587,415 $9,747,213 147
78. Dartmouth College $20,694,817 $4,692,585 $10,260,507 165
79. U. of Hawaii $20,605,561 $5,965,820 $8,849,034 177
80. Syracuse U. $20,434,146 $5,231,073 $9,057,943 180
81. U. of Alabama $19,838,821 $5,067,408 $10,353,916 161
82. Wayne State U. $19,647,678 $6,418,127 $9,410,721 141
83. U. of Delaware $19,657,163 $4,853,293 $10,003,528 134
84. U. at Buffalo $19,562,675 $6,872,786 $8,625,765 133
85. U. of California at Irvine $19,903,237 $4,439,923 $8,429,718 158
86. Queen's U. (Ontario) $19,159,391 $3,824,688 $10,171,840 115
87. U. of California at Davis $19,060,268 $4,544,005 $8,733,164 144
88. U. of Missouri $18,643,152 $3,602,842 $10,376,329 159
89. Tulane U. $18,355,238 $3,632,216 $10,904,862 133
90. U. of Illinois at Chicago $18,710,382 $3,868,900 $8,789,503 144
91. U. of Oregon $19,067,834 $4,739,022 $6,826,551 164
92. U. of Louisville $18,128,367 $3,411,127 $9,671,768 125
93. McMaster U. (Ontario) $17,944,294 $3,471,655 $9,851,859 114
94. Florida State U. $17,507,305 $4,721,501 $8,909,355 168
95. Virginia Tech $17,909,100 $3,388,870 $8,691,143 150
96. Rice U. $16,941,131 $4,573,627 $10,228,658 119
97. Oklahoma State U. $17,701,860 $3,721,420 $8,307,025 135
98. U. of Massachusetts $17,638,185 $4,672,473 $6,979,363 118
99. U. of Waterloo (Ontario) $17,269,766 $2,957,959 $8,344,827 116
100. U. of Nebraska $16,564,675 $3,216,954 $7,988,483 142
101. Colorado State U. $16,535,128 $3,549,950 $7,623,959 134
102. U. of California at Santa Barbara $16,805,509 $3,417,663 $5,544,275 140
103. U. of Guelph (Ontario) $15,714,805 $4,437,529 $7,217,747 116
104. State U. of New York at Stony Brook $14,456,061 $4,323,348 $8,132,765 81
105. Case Western Reserve U. $14,760,828 $4,182,013 $7,271,241 96
106. Georgia Institute of Technology $14,411,711 $3,505,224 $6,818,190 131
107. Louisiana State U. $14,260,336 $2,571,507 $7,694,983 107
108. Washington State U. $13,692,351 $2,792,793 $6,468,999 108
109. Southern Illinois U. $12,808,481 $2,472,928 $6,996,369 111
110. Auburn U. $12,379,160 $3,220,681 $6,679,460 83
111. State U. of New York at Albany $12,022,917 $4,231,278 $5,667,214 100
112. U. of California at Riverside $12,229,016 $3,008,324 $4,309,625 99
113. Ohio U. $11,690,722 $2,621,392 $5,352,322 87
114. Kent State $10,812,666 $3,161,272 $5,478,018 72
115. Howard U. $9,684,825 $2,432,158 $4,736,435 102

 

* Rank is based on a summary measure of the university libraries' relative size.


Note: The ARL Library Investment Index is limited to university libraries that are members of the Association of Research Libraries. The index does not attempt to measure a library's services, quality of collections, or success in meeting the needs of users. Figures for Canadian libraries are expressed in U.S. dollars.

Source: Association of Research Libraries