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.

Quick Facts

Downloadable overviews of the statistics are available in a printer-friendly form below.
Libraries-At-A-Glance FY2020

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 (2009-2018)

YearTotal Prof. + Support StaffTotal Materials Spending
($)
Professional Salaries & Wages ($)Total Library Spending
($)
ARL Index ScoreARL Index RankRank among U.S. Public Universities
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
201920416,086,4557,752,49930,074,049-0.044423

Statistics Reports for Staff

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Guide to viewing internal Power BI reports

Daily Gate Count Data (begins May 2016)

Peer Comparison Report (ARL Statistics)

Explore our digital collections

The Catalogues of Walden University, consisting of five catalogs published between 1900 and 1917, are available as a digital collection.

Catalogues of Walden University