Academic libraries

From the National Center for Education Statistics, an Academic Library is defined as the library associated with a degree-granting institution of higher education. Academic libraries are identified by the post-secondary institution of which they are a part and provide all of the following:

  1. An organized collection of printed or other materials or a combination thereof;
  2. A staff trained to provide and interpret such materials as required to meet the informational, cultural, recreational, or educational needs of clientele;
  3. An established schedule in which services of the staff are available to clientele; and
  4. The physical facilities necessary to support such a collection, staff, and schedule.

Statistics and Reports about Academic Libraries

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