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Statistics & Research: Academic Libraries & Librarian

CURRENT Statistics from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s Academic Library Survey
Fiscal Year 2009 (most recently published data set)
 

Total Number of Academic Libraries in Texas: 202 out of 3,827 nationally
    Note: Approx. 128 (about 63%) Texas academic libraries responded to the survey.

Total Texas circulation from responding libraries: 11,556,725
Total Texas counts from reporting libraries during a typical week in the fall:
    Gate Count: 1,007,960
    Reference transactions: 40,125
Total volumes (includes all materials) held at the end of the year by reporting libraries: 131,913,121
Total FTE Staff: 5,674.32
Total expenditures for reporting libraries: $381,427,514


2008 Statistics from NCES, Academic Library Survey,
Fiscal Year 2008 (most recently published data set)

Total Number of Academic Libraries in Texas: 202 out of 3,827 nationally
    Note: Approx. 176 (87%) of Texas libraries responded to the survey.

Total Texas circulation from responding libraries:
    General Collection: 12,098,498
    Reserve Collection: 1,813,147

Total Texas counts from responding libraries during a typical week in the fall:
    Gate Count: 1,280,666
    Reference transactions: 122,468
    Presentations: 34,892
    Total served by presentations: 667,521

Total volumes held at the end of the year: 63,019,890

Total FTE Staff: 6,069

Total Expenditures: $419,712,570

Statistics
National data for academic libraries is collected on even numbered years by the National Center for Education Statistics. The information is very extensive and includes totals and comparisons for programming, services, expenditures, and revenues.

On odd numbered years, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission gathers information on Texas academic libraries. See Texas academic library data. The information is very extensive and includes totals and comparisons for programming, services, expenditures, and revenues.

 

For additional information, contact Gloria Meraz.

Created on Apr 6, 2010 | Last updated October 06, 2010