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Academic library materials budget expenditures U.S. 2010-2016

This statistic shows the responses of academic library deans and directors in the United States on how they have distributed their materials budgets from 2010 to 2016. In 2016, on average, respondents estimated that they spent 61.5 percent of their materials budgets on online or digital journals and databases.

Distribution of expenditures in academic library materials budgets in the United States from 2010 to 2016, by material type

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Release date

April 2017


United States

Survey time period


Number of respondents

722 respondents

Special properties

Academic library directors and deans

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "What percentage of your library's materials budget is spent on the following items?"

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