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Quick Facts for Duke University Libraries*


Total volume count






Manuscripts and archives (Rubenstein Library)

64,334 linear feet


Total operating budget


Materials expenditures


Other Operating Expenditures


Salaries & wages


Circulation and Staff
Books and other items checked out 81,312

ILL: Loans from other libraries


ILL: Loans to other libraries


Full-time staff


Public Services

Study seat reservations (when reservations were still required)


Research consultations **


*Statistics include Lilly, Marine Lab, Music, Rubenstein, and Perkins & Bostock Libraries.

** Includes only research-related assistance to patrons

Duke University Libraries Reports

Strategic Plans

Annual Reports


Download DUL 2020-2021 annual report Duke Libraries FY20 Annual Report front page Duke Libraries FY19 Annual Report front page 2017-2018 DUL annual report 2016-2017 DUL annual report 2015-2016 DUL annual report 2014-2015 DUL annual report 2013-2014 DUL annual report 2012-2013 DUL annual report 2011-2012 DUL annual report

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) , and 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

Or, download  all historic DUL ARL data  (FY1929-FY2020)

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 .