Largest libraries in the U.S. as of October 2012, by number of volumes held

This statistic shows the largest libraries in the United States as of October 2012, by number of volumes held. Harvard University was the third largest library in the U.S. with approximately 16.83 million volumes.
* Definition of volume:
Academic libraries: A single unit of any printed, typewritten, handwritten, mimeographed, or processed work, distinguished from other units by a separate binding, encasement, portfolio, or other clear distinction, which has been cataloged, classified, and made ready for use, and which is typically the unit used to charge circulation transactions.
Public librariesHoldings are defined as the number of cataloged items. Include print materials, electronic books, audio materials, and video materials acquired as part of the collection and cataloged, whether purchased, leased, licensed, or donated as gifts.

Largest libraries in the United States as of October 2012, by number of volumes held

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Release date

October 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

October 2012

Supplementary notes

Numbers have been rounded.

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