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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

ARL Law Library Rankings

Arl_1The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published its annual compilation of law library statistics, the ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2003–04. The publication presents compilations and rankings of data that describe collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 77 (out of 113) law libraries at ARL member institutions throughout North America.  ARL cautions:

The tables presented in this publication are not indicative of performance and outcomes and should not be used as measures of library quality. In comparing any individual library to ARL medians or to other ARL members, one must be careful to make such comparisons within the context of differing institutional and local goals and characteristics.

Here are some of the rankings, which favor large law schools:

Law Library Rank, by Total Volumes

Rank

Law School

Volumes in Law Library

1

Harvard

1,704,219

2

Columbia

846,431

3

Yale

837,996

4

Texas

768,312

5

NYU

768,195

6

Iowa

745,466

7

Minnesota

677,966

8

Boalt

675,731

9

Michigan

671,758

10

Chicago

636,053

11

Rutgers

634,314

12

Virginia

614,225

13

Illinois

605,214

14

Pennsylvania

573,514

15

Northwestern

568,815

16

Ohio State

551,338

17

UCLA

541,299

18

Georgetown

527,262

19

Cornell

510,290

20

Indiana

455,270

Law Library Rank, by Current Serials

Rank

Law School

Serials in Law Library

1

Harvard

15,802

2

LSU

13,791

3

Iowa

12,626

4

Case Western

11,917

5

Virginia

11,378

6

Yale

10,873

7

Minnesota

10,486

8

Michigan

10,086

9

Georgetown

9,920

10

Indiana

9,051

11

Illinois

8,992

12

Chicago

8,855

13

Ohio State

8,629

14

Cincinnati

8,756

15

Pennsylvania

8,494

16

UCLA

8,131

17

Boalt Hall

8,007

18

Texas

7,977

19

SUNY-Buffalo

7,522

20

Rutgers

7,327

Law Library Rank, by Electronic Materials

Rank

Law School

E-Material in Law Library

1

Georgia

376,071

2

Georgetown

375,744

3

Louisville

315,656

4

Northwestern

283,286

5

Alberta

266,717

6

Miami

241,833

7

Yale

236,705

8

Florida

229,531

9

Columbia

227,434

10

Pennsylvania

216,491

11

Chicago

215,135

12

Case Western

212,734

13

Houston

206,097

14

Harvard

204,513

15

Virginia

202,834

16

NYU

189,372

17

Notre Dame

182,589

18

Missouri

181,851

19

Florida State

177,780

20

Washington University

174,612

Law Library Rank, by Total Library Expenditures

Rank

Law School

Law Library Expenditures

1

Harvard

$10,428,517

2

Georgetown

$6,625,212

3

George Washington

$5,814,154

4

Michigan

$5,740,538

5

Boalt Hall

$5,363,952

6

Yale

$5,355,695

7

Columbia

$4,758,358

8

NYU

$4,693,403

9

Iowa

$4,554,804

10

Rutgers

$3,906,996

11

Pennsylvania

$3,682,193

12

UCLA

$3,659,563

13

Minnesota

$3,414,887

14

Miami

$3,367,226

15

Case Western

$3,286,802

16

Texas

$3,240,879

17

Notre Dame

$3,203,869

18

Boston University

$3,050,198

19

Northwestern

$2,965,007

20

Connecticut

$2,907,938

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who cares everyone uses online now a days, i wouldnt go to a library if my life depended on it

Posted by: joe bob | Jan 29, 2006 9:07:16 AM