Highlights: ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, 2012–2013 · 5
Highlights: ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, 2012–2013
• Out of 115 ARL university libraries, 60 responded to this survey.1
• Health Sciences libraries reported median values of 199,770 volumes held and 83,190 titles.
Also, these libraries employed the full-time equivalent of 1,814 staff members in the fiscal year
• Responding libraries reported total expenditures of $244,887,038.2 As seen in the graph below,
materials expenditures made up the largest portion of the total, with approximately 50% of
aggregated expenses falling under a materials-related category.
• Health sciences libraries reported a total of $8,217,463 in one-time resource purchases and
$110,224,500 in ongoing resource purchases.
ARL Academic Health Sciences Libraries 2012–2013
1 Seventy-eight ARL university libraries included data for a health sciences library in the 2012–2013 ARL Statistics. Among them,
Alberta, British Columbia, Brown, Calgary, the University of California, San Diego, Johns Hopkins, Laval, Louisville, McGill,
Manitoba, Missouri, Ohio, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Queens, SUNY-Buffalo, Toronto, and Wayne State did not complete this survey.
Indiana did not include health sciences library data in the ARL Statistics, but did respond to this survey. Rutgers included data
for the health sciences library for the first time this year, but the data were submitted as part of the ARL Statistics, and a separate
survey for the health sciences library was not completed.
2 This figure includes Canadian universities, whose expenditures were converted to U.S. dollars at the rate of 1.0046 Can $ = 1 US$,
the average monthly noon exchange rate published in the Bank of Canada Review for the period July 2012–June 2013.
Other Operating 13.12%
Salaries & Wages 36.40%
Library Materials 50.48%