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ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2006–2007
• Out of 113 ARL university libraries, 74 responded to this survey.
• Law libraries reported median values of 332,247 volumes held and 8,399 gross volumes
added. Also, these libraries employed the full-time equivalent of 2,201 staff members in the
fiscal year 2006–2007.
• Responding libraries reported total expenditures of $ 208,820,262.1 As seen in the graph
below, materials expenditures made up the largest portion of the total, with % of aggregated
expenses falling under a materials-related category.
• Law libraries reported a total of $ 17,259,064 on electronic resources, or a median of 18.52%
of their total materials budgets. This includes a total of $14,864,912 on electronic serials.
80 ARL university libraries included data for a law library in the 2006–2007 ARL Statistics; among them, Alberta, British Columbia,
Laval, McGill, Manitoba, and Wayne State did not complete this survey. Alberta and McGill completed this survey in the past, but
chose not to complete this survey in 2006–2007. Colorado and Indiana completed this survey but did not include a law library in
the ARL Statistics. Rutgers has two administratively independent law libraries, which respond separately to this survey; they are
aggregated together in the ARL Statistics.
This figure includes Canadian universities, whose expenditures were converted to US dollars at the rate of 1.1323 Can$ = 1 US$,
the average monthly noon exchange rate published in the Bank of Canada Review for the period July 2006 to June 2007.
Expenditures in ARL Academic Law Libraries 2006–2007