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Quick Facts for Duke University Libraries*
Total volume count7,478,410
Manuscripts and archives (Rubenstein Library)63,132 linear feet
Total operating budget$41,707,506
Materials expenditures$18,323,252
Salaries & wages$19,845,415
Average expenditure per student (undergraduate and graduate)$2,657
Circulation and Staff
Electronic book, media, and serials usage5,195,138
Analog book, media, and serials usage214,947
ILL: Loans from other libraries39,546
ILL: Loans to other libraries29,611
Full-time staff267
Public Services
Reservations of library group study rooms25,109
Research consultations **9,062
Weekly opening hours149 (89% of hours in a week!)
Library Instruction
Participants in library instruction sessions16,535
Total instruction sessions940
*Statistics include Lilly, Marine Lab, Music, Rubenstein, and Perkins & Bostock Libraries.
** Includes only research-related assistance to patrons
Duke University Libraries Reports
Strategic Plans
2016–2021 Strategic Plan  (PDF)
2010–2015 Strategic Plan  (PDF) or  view the webpage
Engaging with Library Users: Sharpening our Vision as Subject Librarians for the Duke University Libraries   (PDF)
Annual Reports
There were no DUL annual reports before FY2011. View or download the DUL magazine dating back to 1987.
External Reporting
Duke University Libraries reports statistics on library collections, expenditures, facilities and services to The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) , the  Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) , the  Integrated Postsecondary Education Statistics (IPEDS) , North Carolina Higher Education Data Collection,  the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) . The Libraries has historically reported data to the National Center for Education Statistics Academic Libraries Survey  - this reporting is now included in IPEDS.
ARL statistics
Click the links below to download Microsoft Excel files
FY2019 ARL statistics
FY2018 ARL statistics
FY2017 ARL statistics
FY2016 ARL statistics
FY2015 ARL statistics
Or, download  all historic DUL ARL data  (FY1929-FY2019)
For more information
For more information about external reporting, contact Joyce Chapman, Assessment Analyst & Consultant for Duke University Libraries: or (919) 660-5889. For more information about assessment, studies, and reports, see the Assessment & User Experience departmental page .
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