Libraries Statistics and Data

Historical BTAA ARL Data

Association for Research Libraries (ARL) Statistics FY 2020
Category Subcategory Data
Investment Index Rank 10
Index Score 1.51
Circulation Initial Circulations 192,248
Full-text Article Requests 4,225,603
Collections Titles Held 8,191,408
Volumes Held 9,481,893
Electronic Books 2,735,983
Expenditures Total Library Expenditures $59,520,147
      Total Library Materials $24,108,915
            Collection Support $375,748
            One-time Resources Purchases $3,845,111
            Ongoing Resource Purchases $19,888,056
      Total Salaries & Wages $29,767,734
            Professional Staff $16,917,900
            Student Assistants $903,698
            Support Staff $11,946,136
      Other Operating Expenditures $5,643,498
Consortia/Networks/Bibliographic Utilities Expenditures
from External Sources
Fringe Benefits $10,446,311
Gate Count Gate Count 4,232,229
ILL Requests to Other Libraries 51,186
Requests from Other Libraries 42,308
Instruction Library Presentations to Groups 2,593
Participants in Group Presentations 67,194
Personnel Total Staff, FTE 588
Professional Staff 259
Support Staff 278
Student Assistants 51
Reference Reference Transactions 45,773

​The data presented in these visualizations is not an attempt to measure a library’s services, quality of collections, or success in meeting the needs of users. In comparing any individual library to ARL medians or other ARL members, evaluations must always be made within the context of local goals and characteristics.