Academic libraries in the United States

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Statista dossier on academic libraries in the United States

This dossier presents graphs and tables on academic libraries in the United States, with data from 2016. It offers information on library holdings, circulation, staffing and operating hours, budgets and acquisitions, as well as qualitative assessments by librarians and faculty on the services and role provided by academic libraries.

Table of contents

  • 1. Collections
    • Collection size of of U.S. academic libraries in 2015, by type of degree granted

    • U.S. academic library collection circulation in 2015, by type of degree granted

    • Median size of academic library e-book collections in the U.S. 2010-2016

    • Median size of academic library e-book collections in the U.S. 2016, by school/model

    • Library collections in associate degree granting colleges U.S. 2015, by item type

    • Library collections in bachelor degree granting colleges U.S. 2015, by item type

    • Library collections in master's degree granting colleges U.S. 2015, by item type

    • Library collections in doctorial degree granting colleges U.S. 2015, by item type

  • 2. Operations
    • Full time librarian employees at U.S. post-secondary education institutions in 2015

    • Full-time employees at U.S. academic libraries in 2015

    • U.S. academic library average interlibrary loans 2015, by type of degree granted

    • U.S. academic library average annual attendance 2015, by type of degree granted

    • U.S. academic library average weekly attendance 2015, by type of degree granted

    • U.S. academic library average open hours 2015, by type of degree granted

    • U.S. academic library reference desk usage in 2015, by type of degree granted

    • U.S. academic library reference consultations in 2015, by type of degree granted

    • U.S. academic library presentation attendance 2015, by type of degree granted

    • U.S. academic library physical/digital presentations 2015, by type of degree granted

  • 3. Budgets
    • Average expenditures of U.S. academic libraries in 2015, by type of degree granted

    • Material and service expenses in U.S. academic libraries in 2015, by type of degree

    • Amount of money spent on staff salaries/wages at academic libraries in the U.S. 2015

    • Amount of money spent on librarian salaries/wages at academic libraries in 2015 U.S.

    • E-book share of total academic library acquisition budgets in the U.S. in 2016

    • E-book share of academic library acquisition budgets in the U.S. 2012-2021

    • U.S. doctoral degree granting institution library average expenses 2015, by segment

    • U.S. master degree granting institution library average expenses in 2015, by segment

    • U.S. bachelor degree granting institution library average expenses 2015, by segment

    • Average expenses of libraries at associate degree institutions in 2015, by segment

    • Trend in budget changes at academic libraries in the U.S. in 2016

  • 4. Librarian & faculty perspectives
    • Service priorities of academic libraries U.S. 2016

    • Faculty/librarian opinion on necessity of academic library services U.S./Canada 2015

    • Faculty/librarian opinion on academic library service quality U.S./Canada 2015

    • Hindrances to intra-librarian faculty communication in academic libraries US CAN 2015

    • Academic library director/dean self-perception of leadership in the U.S. 2013 & 2016

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