The University of Pittsburgh (“Pitt”) Libraries collectively have 5,897,931 volumes. The University Library System is the twenty-sixth largest academic research library in North America and the sixteenth largest in the Association of American Universities.
The Health Sciences Library System serves the Pitt’s Schools of the Health Sciences. The Barco Law Library recently underwent a $1,500,000 renovation.
The University of Arizona Libraries and Center for Creative Photography have 5,794,299 volumes. In addition to the Main Library, Fine Arts Library, Science-Engineering Library, and Center for Creative Photography, there are nine Affiliated Libraries: the Arizona Health Sciences Library, Arizona State Museum Library, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Collections, Herbarium, Law Library, Museum of Art, Optical Sciences Library, Poetry Center, and World of Words: International Collection of Children’s and Adolescent Art.
The University of Virginia Library has 5,605,891 volumes. The University of Oklahoma Libraries, the Bizzell Memorial Library and branch libraries, collectively have 5,433,036 volumes.
The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) Libraries, the Commonwealth Campus Libraries and University Park Libraries, collectively have 5,365,489 volumes. There are two Penn State Law Libraries that serve The Dickinson School of Law, which merged with Penn State in 2000. By 2009, they had 393,473 volumes, which brought the number of volumes in the collections of the Penn State Libraries over the 4,000,000-volume mark.
The Commonwealth Campus Libraries are the Dickinson School of Law Library in Carlisle; the Penn State Abington Library in Abington; the Beaver Campus Library in Monaca; the Ciletti Memorial Library, Penn State Schuykill (also known as the Penn State Schuykill Ciletti Library) in Schuykill Haven; the DuBois Library (also known as the Penn State DuBois Library) in DuBois; the Robert E. Eiche Library in Altoona; the Fayette Library in Lemont Furnace (also known as the Penn State Fayette Library); Lee R. Glatfelter Library at Penn State York (also known as the Penn State York Library) in York; the Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies Library (also known as the Penn State Great Valley Library) in Malvern; the J. Clarence Kelly Library at the Penn State Greater Allegheny Campus (also known as the Penn State Greater Allegheny J. Clarence Kelly Library and the Kelly Library) in McKeesport; The Library at Penn State Harrisburg in Middletown (also known as the Penn State Harrisburg Libraries); the Penn State Hazleton Library in Hazleton; the Penn State Hershey George T. Harrell Health Science Library at the Penn State College of Medicine Milton S. Hershey Medical Center; The Library, Penn State Lehigh Valley in Center Valley (also known as the Penn State Lehigh Valley Library); The Library, Penn State Mont Alto (also known as the Penn State Mont Alto Library) in Mont Alto; the Elisabeth S. Blissell Library, Penn State New Kensington (also known as the Penn State New Kensington Blissell Library) in Upper Burrell; the John M. Lilley Library in Erie; the Penn State Shenango Lartz Memorial Library (also known as the Penn State Shenango Lartz Library) in Sharon; the Roger & Peggy Madigan Library (also known as the Pennsylvania School of Technology Library and the Madigan Library) in Williamsport; the Nesbitt Library, Penn State Wilkes-Barre (also known as the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Nesbitt Library) in Lehman; the Thun Library and the Boscov-Lakin Information Commons at the Berks Campus in Reading (also known as the Berks Library and the Penn State Berks Thun Library), the John D. Vairo Library at the Penn State Brandywine Campus (also known as the Penn State Brandywine Vairo Library) in Media; and the Worthington Scranton Library (also known as the Penn State Worthington Scranton Library) in Dunmore.
The Penn State Abington Library (also known as The Library at Penn State Abington) has 60,000 volumes. The John M. Lilley Library serves The Behrend College in Erie, and is also known as the Penn State Erie, The Behrend College John M. Lilley Library. The University Park Libraries are the Paterno Library, Pattee Library, and the five Branch Libraries: the Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library, the Fletcher L. Byrom Earth & Mineral Sciences Library, the Engineering Library, the Physical and Mathematical Sciences (PAMS) Library, and The H. Laddie Montague, Jr. Law Library.
The Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries collectively have 5,292,806 volumes. In addition to the Main Library, there are six Branch Libraries: the William C. Gast Business Library, the Dubai Library, the Engineering Library in Lansing, the Morofsky Memorial Library at Gull Lake (also known as the Gull Lake Library), the John F. Schaefer Law Library (also known as the Law College Library) in East Lansing, and the Vernon G. Grove Mathematics Library.
The Human Resources and Labor Relations (HRLR) Library, housed in the William C. Gast Business Library, is a reference library. Founded in 1957, it is jointly funded and administered by the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations and the MSU Libraries. The MSU Dubai Library is located in Academic City, Dubai.
The Gull Lake Library is housed in a building that looks like a Tudor manor house. It is at the Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners, Michigan.
There is also a Virtual Library, the Health Sciences Digital Library, a Web site that pulls together digital materials from the health sciences collections of the physical libraries. It has more than 2,000 biomedical and clinical electronic journals and is supported by six liaison medical sciences librarians.
The New York University (NYU) Libraries collectively have 5,191,617 volumes. The NYU Libraries are the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, the SCPS (School of Continuing and Professional Studies) Jack Brause Library, the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences Library, the Ettinghausen Library, the IFA (Institute of Fine Arts) Stephen Chan Library of Fine Arts, the IFA Conservation Center Library, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) Library, the Law Library, the Frederick L. Ehrman Medical Library, the John & Bertha E. Waldmann Memorial Dental Library, the NYU Health Sciences Libraries (the Nelson Institute of Environmental Medicine), the Gustave L. & Janet W. Levy Library, the NYU-Poly Polytechnic Institute of NYU Bern Dibner Library of Science & Technology, the Villa La Pietra Library in Florence, Italy, and the NYU Abu Dhabi Library in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The IFA Stephen Chan Library of Fine Arts is a reference library on the second floor of Duke House and serves the IFA’s graduate school programs in art history and archeology. The IFA Conservation Center Library is a research library on the second floor of the Stephen Chan House. It serves the Conservation Center of the IFA, which has a graduate school program in the conservation of works of art and artifacts.
The ISAW Library, located on four floors of the ISAW building, has acquired private libraries with strengths not covered in the NYU Libraries: Greek and Roman art, archaeology and history; Egyptology; Assyriology; Asian art; Late Antique and Byzantine history; Indian and Iranian studies; and Mesopotamian studies; as well as a large collection of Arabic texts. The Levy Library serves the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and houses the Mount Sinai Archives & Records Management. It is a research library that serves the educational and clinical needs of Mount Sinai Medical Center, including Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
The Bern Dibner Library of Science & Technology, named in honor of inventor and entrepreneur Bern Dibner (1897-1988), houses the NYU-Poly Archives. Sir Harold Acton bequeathed Villa La Pietra to NYU in 1994. The campus now consists of five villas and fifty-seven acres of gardens and olive groves.
NYU students and faculty members have access and borrowing privileges at the following Consortium and Affiliated Libraries. These are the Brooklyn Historical Society Othmer Library, the Cooper Union Library, The New School Library (Raymond Fogelman Social Science & Humanities Library, the Art & Sophie Gimbel Art & Design Library, and the Scherman Music Library), the New-York Historical Society, and the New York School of Interior Design Library.