What is ARL Statistics®?

ARL Statistics is a series of annual surveys that describe the collections, expenditures, staffing, and service activities for ARL member libraries. Statistics have been collected and published annually for research libraries since 1907-08. ARL Statistics data shape major policy decisions and institutional strategies. The Association of Research Libraries (ARL)... more

How Will You Benefit from Using ARL Statistics®?

  • Use the preliminary data successfully for budget justification purposes
  • Login 24x7 to our secure server and access more than 100 years' worth of verified data
  • Identify trends in the ARL Statistics® data by analyzing key variables over time
  • Compare your library's performance with that of peer institutions to facilitate benchmarking