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American Library Directory Online. Medford (NJ): Information Today. Provides profiles of over 30,000 libraries in the U.S. and Canada. Numerical data include staff size, holdings, expenditures, and circulation. Subscription required.

Annual statistics of medical school libraries in the United States and Canada. Seattle (WA): Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries; 1978 - . Available for purchase.

ARL Statistics, Association of Research Libraries. Includes annual statistics from the members of ARL members on their collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities, 2004 - . The statistics include law and health sciences libraries. The ARL statistics include the Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, Print edition available for purchase or free through ARL membership.

EBSCO Biomedical Budgeting Tools, EBSCO, publishes the Serials Price Projection Report 2016 and Five Year Journal Price History, 2011-2015.

Compare Academic Libraries lets libraries compare academic libraries that have similar characteristics.

Global Library Statistics (OCLC). Figures, where available, for the number of libraries, librarians, holdings, expenditures, and users for each country and territory in the world. Broken down by type of Library.

Directory of Special Libraries and Information Centers. Detroit: Gale; c1963- . Irregular frequency. Available online and in print. Entries include number of staff and size of collection. Available for purchase.

OCLC Global Library Statistics has figures for the number of libraries, librarians, holdings, spending, and users for each country and territory in the world. Broken down by type of Library.

Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey 2015. New York: ITHAKA; 2016 Apr 4. Results of a triennial survey of attitudes and practices among faculty at four year colleges and universities in the U.S. Graphs show trends in the use of online scholarly resources, print resources, search engines, and libraries.

Library Statistics. Library Fact Sheets, American Library Association. Provides data on such topics as the number of libraries in the U.S., largest libraries in the U.S., and size of the library workforce.

Library and book trade almanac . Medford (NJ): Information Today; 2009- . Annual. Formerly Bowker Almanac. Available for purchase.

Library Valuation Calculators, National Network of Libraries of Medicine/MidContinental Region. These three tools help librarians increase support for their libraries.

LibValue: Value, Outcomes, and Return on Investment of Academic Libraries, ARL. Project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services that assesses the use of return on investment (ROI) calculations to demonstrate the value of libraries.

Medical and Health Care Books and Serials in Print. Amenia (NY): Grey House; 1985- . Annual. Preface of this print directory includes figures for the number of medical and health care books and serials included in the annual volume. Available for purchase.

MEDLINE® Statistics, National Library of Medicine, has data on number of citations added to MEDLINE, number of searches, journals indexed, and more.

National Library of Medicine Programs and Services, National Library of Medicine. NLM annual reports include data on growth collections, interlibrary loans, customer service inquiries, and the growth and use of NLM databases.

Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project: Libraries links to reports about the effects of digital technology on libraries and reading.

Primary Research Group, Inc. Survey of medical and other scientific libraries. New York. 2016. Available for purchase.

Quotable Facts about America’s Libraries 2012. Reference Book American Library Association Office for Library Advocacy provides quick facts about libraries. Free for downloading in English and Spanish or available for sale in bulk. An 8-page annotated version with sources of the data is also available to download or print.

Survey of library & museum digitization projects . New York: Primary Research Group; 2016. Data from 61 U.S. and international libraries and museums. Available for purchase.

OCLC Watch WorldCat Grow displays the total number of holdings in WorldCat. Refreshes every eight seconds.

World guide to libraries. Munich: K. G. Saur; 1989- . Annual. Entries include figures on collection size. Available for purchase.

World guide to special libraries. 8th ed. Munich: K. G. Saur; 2007. Entries include figures on collection size. Available for purchase.

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