Highlights: ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, 2013–2014 · 5
Highlights: ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, 2013–2014
• Out of 115 ARL university libraries, 61 responded to this survey.1
• Health Sciences libraries reported median values of 195,029 volumes held and 89,915 titles.
Also, these libraries employed the full-time equivalent of 1,783 staff members in the fiscal year
• Responding libraries reported total expenditures of $246,725,299.2 As seen in the graph below,
materials expenditures made up the largest portion of the total, with almost 53% of aggregated
expenses falling under a materials-related category.
• Health sciences libraries reported a total of $7,490,001 in one-time resource purchases and
$119,290,552 in ongoing resource purchases.
ARL Academic Health Sciences Libraries 2013–2014
1 Seventy-eight ARL university libraries included data for a health sciences library in the 2013–2014 ARL Statistics. Among them,
Alberta, British Columbia, Brown, Calgary, the University of California, San Diego, Johns Hopkins, Laval, 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, but the data were submitted as part of the ARL Statistics, and a separate survey for the health sciences library was
not completed. Louisville completed a separate survey for the health sciences library for the first time in many years.
2 This figure includes Canadian universities, whose expenditures were converted to U.S. dollars at the rate of 1.0706 Can $ = 1 US$,
the average monthly noon exchange rate published in the Bank of Canada Review for the period July 2013–June 2014.
Other Operating 10.51%
Salaries & Wages 36.55%
Library Materials 52.94%