The Nation’s Largest Libraries

American Library Association Fact Sheet

The Nation’s Largest Libraries: A Listing By Volumes Held (Includes Public and Academic Libraries)

Ranking

Name

Volumes Held

1

Library of Congress

32,818,014

2

Boston Public Library

23,595,895

3

Harvard University

16,250,117

4

New York Public Library

15,348,427

5

Yale University

12,519,514

6

University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

11,686,060

7

University of California – Berkeley

11,087,687

8

Columbia University

10,296,816

9

University of Texas – Austin

9,447,434

10

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County

9,261,259

11

University of Michigan

9,175,102

12

Indiana University

8,723,253

13

University of Chicago

8,597,159

14

Stanford University

8,500,000

15

University of California – Los Angeles

8,393,910

16

Cornell University

8,141,781

17

University of Wisconsin – Madison

8,059,335

18

County of Los Angeles Public Library

7,488,196

19

University of Washington

7,409,221

20

Detroit Public Library

7,366,782

21

Princeton University

6,941,254

22

University of Minnesota

6,877,699

23

Queens Borough Public Library

6,609,444

24

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

6,526,824

25

Ohio State University

6,285,446

26

Los Angeles Public Library

6,219,060

27

University of Pennsylvania

6,096,592

28

Duke University

5,950,442

29

University of Arizona

5,722,280

30

Chicago Public Library

5,721,334

31

University of Pittsburgh

5,657,403

32

University of Virginia

5,532,266

33

Dallas Public Library

5,462,742

34

Pennsylvania State University

5,354,645

35

University of Oklahoma

5,299,924

36

New York University

5,073,286

37

Michigan State University

4,994,033

38

University of Iowa

4,949,636

39

Hennepin County Library

4,927,693

40

Northwestern University

4,842,949

41

Free Library of Philadelphia

4,642,094

42

University of Georgia

4,637,291

43

Cleveland Public Library

4,635,819

44

Rutgers University

4,529,396

45

Arizona State University

4,529,396

46

University of Florida

4,288,118

47

University of Kansas

4,235,542

48

Washington University – St. Louis

4,224,113

49

Miami-Dade Public Library System

4,199,940

50

University of Southern California

4,084,284

51

Louisiana State University

4,082,803

52

Brigham Young University

4,080,079

53

Brooklyn Public Library

4,019,226

54

North Carolina State University

3,981,278

55

Houston Public Library

3,951,035

56

Texas A&M University

3,933,535

57

University of Colorado

3,928,431

58

University of Connecticut

3,919,423

59

Brown University

3,825,413

60

Johns Hopkins University

3,740,029

61

State University of New York – Buffalo

3,720,113

62

University of Kentucky

3,719,548

63

King County Library System

3,717,571

64

University of Maryland

3,716,860

65

University of Rochester

3,701,241

66

University of California – Davis

3,683,867

67

Hawaii State Public Library System

3,664,347

68

Wayne State University

3,660,642

69

San Diego Public Library

3,645,389

70

University of Cincinnati

3,631,658

71

University of South Carolina

3,629,954

72

University of Massachusetts

3,578,753

73

University of Hawaii

3,533,671

74

University of Missouri – Columbia

3,494,470

75

Vanderbilt University

3,440,317

76

Mid-Continent Public Library

3,415,944

77

Broward County Libraries Division

3,414,251

78

University of Notre Dame

3,393,290

79

St. Louis Public Library

3,381,858

80

Emory University

3,377,140

81

University of Utah

3,373,141

82

University of California – San Diego

3,372,785

83

Cuyahoga County Public Library

3,337,662

84

Montgomery County Dept. of Public Libraries

3,315,183

85

University of Tennessee – Knoxville

3,289,447

86

University of Miami

3,265,503

87

Tulane University

3,257,609

88

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

3,227,867

89

Temple University

3,205,539

90

University of Nebraska – Lincoln

3,204,060

91

Allen County Public Library

3,203,217

92

Syracuse University

3,174,700

93

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

3,099,151

94

Jacksonville Public Library

3,071,780

95

Auburn University

3,053,468

96

University of California – Irvine

3,049,706

97

Georgetown University

3,041,624

98

University of Oregon

2,959,739

99

University of California – Santa Barbara

2,948,999

100

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2,914,052

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