Highlights: ARL Academic Law Library Statistics, 2012–2013 · 5
Highlights: ARL Academic Law Library Statistics, 2012–2013
• Out of 115 ARL university libraries, 73 responded to this survey.1
• Law libraries reported median values of 440,087 volumes held and 195,652 titles. Also, these
libraries employed the full-time equivalent of 1,867 staff members in the fiscal year 2012–2013.
• Responding libraries reported total expenditures of $218,319,074.2 As seen in the graph below,
library materials expenditures made up the largest portion of the total, with approximately
48% of aggregated expenses falling under a materials-related category.
• Law libraries reported a total of $17,656,543 in one-time resource purchases and $82,079,521 in
ongoing resource purchases.
ARL Academic Law Libraries 2012–2013
1 Eighty-three ARL university libraries included data for a law library in the 2012–2013 ARL Statistics. Among them, Alberta, British
Columbia, Calgary, Laval, McGill, Manitoba, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, SUNY-Buffalo, and Wayne State did not complete this survey.
Colorado completed this survey but did not include law library data in the ARL Statistics. Texas A&M included data for the law
library for the first time this year, but the data were submitted as part of the ARL Statistics, and a separate survey for the law library
was not completed. Rutgers has two administratively independent law libraries, which respond separately to this survey; they are
aggregated together in the ARL Statistics.
2 This figure includes Canadian universities, whose expenditures were converted to U.S. dollars at the rate of 1.0046 Can$ = 1 US$,
the average monthly noon exchange rate published in the Bank of Canada Review for the period July 2012–June 2013.
Other Operating 7.58%
Salaries & Wages 44.18%
Library Materials 48.24%