University Libraries Reaches Top 20 Ranking

Marketing and Communications | August 08, 2014

The Texas A&M University Libraries is ranked among the top 20 institutions according to figures recently released by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). The University Libraries ranks 19th in the 2013 overall investment index among the 115 ARL institutions. When compared with U.S. public universities, it ranks 9th in the same category. It is the top ranked library among SEC universities.

The Libraries has steadily climbed in rankings over the past 10 years due to increased expenditures, particularly on library materials. The overall investment index as a unit of measurement determines rankings. The total library expenditures category for 2013 was $40,384,246 for the University Libraries.

“We’re delighted that we’ve reached this benchmark ranking among our peers nationally and in the SEC,” said David Carlson, dean of the University Libraries. “This reflects the University’s long term commitment to funding the Libraries and its consistent investment for sustained growth, particularly in programs and materials.”

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For more information: contact Charlene Clark, Texas A&M University Libraries; 979.862.4233 or charleneclark@library.tamu.edu