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Posted by gaelicnotes on December 15, 2010

ALA Library Fact Sheet Number 22  –

The Nation’s Largest Libraries: A Listing By Volumes Held (and other library-oriented fact sheets)

The American Library Association (ALA) has just placed online an updated fact sheet listing the 100 largest libraries in the U.S. by volumes held.

Here are the Top Five:

1. The Library of Congress 32,818,014 Volumes Held

2. Harvard University 16,250,117 Volumes Held

3. Boston Public Library 16,141,095 Volumes Held

4. Yale University Library 12,519,514 Volumes Held

5. University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign 11,686,060 Volumes Held    Access the Complete List.

See other ALA Library Fact Sheets here :

Some examples include

with thanks to Gary Price …. Resource Shelf

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