Highlights: ARL Academic Law Library Statistics, 2013–2014 · 5
Highlights: ARL Academic Law Library Statistics, 2013–2014
• Out of 115 ARL university libraries, 74 responded to this survey.1
• Law libraries reported median values of 446,813 volumes held and 209,920 titles. Also, these
libraries employed the full-time equivalent of 1,831 staff members in the fiscal year 2013–2014.
• Responding libraries reported total expenditures of $220,389,561.2 As seen in the graph below,
library materials expenditures made up the largest portion of the total, with almost 48% of
aggregated expenses falling under a materials-related category.
• Law libraries reported a total of $16,635,085 in one-time resource purchases and $83,283,485 in
ongoing resource purchases.
ARL Academic Law Libraries 2013–2014
1 Eighty-three ARL university libraries included data for a law library in the 2013–2014 ARL Statistics. Among them, Alberta, British
Columbia, Calgary, Laval, McGill, Manitoba, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, SUNY-Buffalo, and Wayne State did not complete this survey.
Colorado completed this survey but did not include law library data in the ARL Statistics. Rutgers has two administratively
independent law libraries, which respond separately to this survey; they are aggregated together in the ARL Statistics.
2 This figure includes Canadian universities, whose expenditures were converted to US dollars at the rate of 1.0706 Can$ = 1 US$, the
average monthly noon exchange rate published in the Bank of Canada Review for the period July 2013–June 2014.
Other Operating 7.79%
Salaries & Wages 44.45%
Library Materials 47.77%