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Median size of academic library e-book collections in the U.S. 2016

This statistic shows the distribution of e-book acquisition models across academic libraries in the United States in 2016. In 2016, 79 percent of academic libraries in the U.S. purchased e-books under a subscription model.

Distribution of e-book acquisition models in academic library collections in the United States from 2016

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Release date

September 2016


United States

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Number of respondents

346 respondents

Special properties

academic libraries

Supplementary notes

Original question: "What type(s) of acquisition models does your library typically use when acquiring e-books?"

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