uToronto library still in North American top 3

August 9, 2013

The University of Toronto’s library system is once again in third place, behind Harvard and Yale, in the Association of Research Libraries’ (ARL) annual rankings. uToronto’s library system is comprised of 44 individual libraries, with 12 million volumes in 341 languages. It is the largest publicly funded research collection in Canada and the third-largest academic library in North America. The ARL rankings are based on total expenditures, materials and salary expenditures, and number of staff. uToronto has been in the top 5 since 2002-03, and this year it is the only Canadian library system to make the top 10. uToronto News