Library Statistics

Quick FactsARL StatisticsStaff Reports

The following series of reports track essential measurements of the UT Knoxville Libraries over the past six academic years. Interested in a particular subarea? Use these quick links:

Quick Facts

Downloadable overviews of the statistics are available in a printer-friendly form below.
Libraries-At-A-Glance FY2018

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 (2003-2018)

YearTotal Prof. + Support StaffTotal Materials Expenditures ($)Professional Salaries & Wages ($)Total Library Expenditures ($)ARL Investment Index ScoreRank in ARL Investment IndexRank among U.S. Public Universities
20032409,764,6504,648,69420,907,531-0.04284124
20042329,564,8224,867,19020,933,676-0.1224827
200523310,146,0135,139,38921,871,331-0.10244726
200623511,547,3875,087,74122,871,489-0.12715027
200722212,069,2215,042,67122,810,227-0.1955229
200821912,210,0205,479,55623,556,230-0.22785529
200921212,146,7435,481,22023,515,580-0.22645629
201020311,912,9414,956,12622,234,695-0.3185930
201120615,398,1244,891,23826,464,773-0.06264825
201220712,876,1135,323,66124,000,677-0.24965627
201321114,708,9965,794,69326,006,293-0.15175024
201421414,781,1775,956,51026,292,971-0.16344925
201521514,553,7496,459,48827,175,659-0.134525
201621214,710,5526,689,98727,489,120-0.134725
201719015,008,2337,228,85529,330,3090.0442/4423
201819616,410,7517,589,47029,611,059-0.044223

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Daily Gate Count Data (begins May 2016)

Peer Comparison Report (ARL Statistics)

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