uToronto library system among top 3 in North America

September 18, 2014

The University of Toronto’s library system has been recognized by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) as one of the top 3 in North America, trailing only Harvard and Yale. The results continue uToronto’s consistent record of success in the ARL rankings; it has finished in the top 5 each year since 2002–2003. uToronto was the only Canadian institution to finish in the top 10 of the ARL rankings. The University of Alberta finished 18th, UBC 24th, and McGill University 30th. Université de Montréal, the University of Calgary, the University of Ottawa, and York University also featured in the top 50. The rankings are based on total expenditures, though the complete list also tabulates salaries and wages of professional staff, total library-materials expenditures, and the number of professional and support staff. uToronto News | Complete Rankings