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%
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