The Nation’s Largest Libraries

The Nation’s Largest Libraries: A Listing By Volumes Held
The book is not dead yet…far from it.
ALA Library Fact Sheet Number 22
This fact sheet lists the top 100 largest libraries in the United States by volumes held.  The top 10 include:
Number Library Name Volumes Held
1 Library of Congress 34,528,818
2 Boston Public Library (Branches + Research Collections) 19,090,261
3 Harvard University 16,832,952
4 New York Public Library (Branches + Research Collections) 16,342,365
5 University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign 13,158,748
6 Yale University 12,787,962
7 University of California – Berkeley 11,545,418
8 Columbia University 11,189,036
9 University of Michigan 10,778,736
10 University of Texas – Austin 9,990,941
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