Library Statistics

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Libraries-At-A-Glance FY2015

Libraries-At-A-Glance FY2014

Libraries-At-A-Glance FY2013

Libraries-At-A-Glance FY2012

Library Quick Facts Brochure (October 2012)

UTK Fact Book – Libraries Stats

ARL Statistics

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a membership organization of the largest research libraries in North America. The ARL has conducted a major survey on the collections, expenditures, staffing, and service activities of its members annually since 1961. The data thus collected combine with earlier data collected by James Gerould to form a consistent dataset covering 1907 to the present. Tennessee has contributed data to the survey since 1963.

For consistency, UT Knoxville contributes data combining our Knoxville libraries with the libraries of the UT Space Institute and the UT Health Science Center.

Since 2003, ARL has calculated the Library Investment Index, which is “a measure of relative size” and investment among peer institutions that does not serve to measure the quality or success of a library’s services.

Library Investment Index for TENNESSEE (2003-2014)

Year Total Prof. + Support Staff Total Materials Expenditures ($) Professional Salaries & Wages ($) Total Library Expenditures ($) ARL Investment Index Score Rank in ARL Investment Index
2003 240 9,764,650 4,648,694 20,907,531 -0.0428 41
2004 232 9,564,822 4,867,190 20,933,676 -0.122 48
2005 233 10,146,013 5,139,389 21,871,331 -0.1024 47
2006 235 11,547,387 5,087,741 22,871,489 -0.1271 50
2007 222 12,069,221 5,042,671 22,810,227 -0.195 52
2008 219 12,210,020 5,479,556 23,556,230 -0.2278 55
2009 212 12,146,743 5,481,220 23,515,580 -0.2264 56
2010 203 11,912,941 4,956,126 22,234,695 -0.318 59
2011 206 15,398,124 4,891,238 26,464,773 -0.0626 48
2012 207 12,876,113 5,323,661 24,000,677 -0.2496 56
2013 211 14,708,996 5,794,693 26,006,293 -0.1517 50
2014 214 14,781,177 5,956,510 26,292,971 -0.1634 49

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