Library Statistics

Quick FactsARL Statistics

The following series of reports track essential measurements of the UT Knoxville Libraries over the past ten academic years.

Quick Facts

Downloadable overviews of the statistics are available in a printer-friendly form below.
Libraries-At-A-Glance FY2022

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 (2011-2021)

Fiscal YearTotal StaffMaterials Spending
Prof. Salaries & Wages ($)Total Library Spending
Index RankRank among
U.S. Public Universities
Table of Library Investment Index Components for University of Tennessee Libraries, 2012-2022.

Peer Comparison Report (ARL Statistics) (Login Required)

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