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Visits to the Libraries

The University Libraries are the “The 24-Hour Intellectual and Social Hub” of campus. Here are monthly visitor counts from the past thirteen months. Yearly compilations from past years are available in the downloadable Libraries-At-A-Glance fact sheets.

Visitors to UT Knoxville Libraries
Month-Year Total Hodges Pendergrass Agricultural DeVine Music Hoskins Storage
Jun-16 76,224 70,887 3,828 1,509 34
Jul-16 70,795 66,209 3,565 976 45
Aug-16 176,660 165,504 7,261 3,839 56
Sep-16 286,535 264,739 15,285 6,471 40
Oct-16 273,176 251,960 14,769 6,366 81
Nov-16 250,017 227,647 15,832 6,496 42
Dec-16 108,581 96,549 8,770 3,246 16
Jan-17 148,059 132,980 10,048 4,955 76
Feb-17 230,787 206,489 16,782 7,474 42
Mar-17 228,600 206,436 15,653 6,477 34
Apr-17 231,086 207,770 16,609 6,672 35
May-17 110,000 97,556 8,956 3,450 38
Jun-17 68,751 63,534 3,633 1,560 24

Collection Size

This chart shows materials in the Knoxville libraries, excluding those held by the Preston Medical Library and the Law School Library.

Expenditures

This chart shows expenditures by the Knoxville libraries, excluding those of the Preston Medical Library and the Law School Library.

Quick Facts

Libraries-At-A-Glance FY2016

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 (2003-2016)

Year Total Prof. + Support Staff Total Materials Expenditures ($) Professional Salaries & Wages ($) Total Library Expenditures ($) ARL Investment Index Score Rank in ARL Investment Index Rank among U.S. Public Universities
2003 240 9,764,650 4,648,694 20,907,531 -0.0428 41 24
2004 232 9,564,822 4,867,190 20,933,676 -0.122 48 27
2005 233 10,146,013 5,139,389 21,871,331 -0.1024 47 26
2006 235 11,547,387 5,087,741 22,871,489 -0.1271 50 27
2007 222 12,069,221 5,042,671 22,810,227 -0.195 52 29
2008 219 12,210,020 5,479,556 23,556,230 -0.2278 55 29
2009 212 12,146,743 5,481,220 23,515,580 -0.2264 56 29
2010 203 11,912,941 4,956,126 22,234,695 -0.318 59 30
2011 206 15,398,124 4,891,238 26,464,773 -0.0626 48 25
2012 207 12,876,113 5,323,661 24,000,677 -0.2496 56 27
2013 211 14,708,996 5,794,693 26,006,293 -0.1517 50 24
2014 214 14,781,177 5,956,510 26,292,971 -0.1634 49 25
2015 215 14,553,749 6,459,488 27,175,659 -0.13 45 25
2016 212 14,710,552 6,689,987 27,489,120 -0.13 47 25

 

Other Statistics

Circulation Statistics Archive

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