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The Largest Libraries in the U.S.

RankInstitutionVolumes
held
1.Library of Congress29,550,914
2.Harvard University15,181,349
3.Boston Public Library14,933,349
4.Yale University11,114,308
5.Chicago Public Library10,745,608
6.University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign10,015,321
7.The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County9,885,359
8.Queens Borough Public Library9,691,126
9.University of California–Berkeley9,572,462
10.County of Los Angeles Public Library9,185,321
11.University of Texas–Austin8,322,944
12.Stanford University8,000,000
13.University of Michigan7,800,389
14.Columbia University7,697,488
15.University of California–Los Angeles7,576,790
16.Detroit Public Library7,265,306
17.University of Wisconsin–Madison7,232,850
18.Cornell University7,120,301
19.University of Chicago6,977,186
20.New York Public Library6,777,587
21.Indiana University6,647,355
22.University of Washington6,436,960
23.The Free Library of Philadelphia6,388,077
24.Princeton University6,224,270
25.University of Minnesota6,200,669
26.Dallas Public Library5,916,549
27.Brooklyn Public Library5,845,212
28.Ohio State University5,674,784
29.Los Angeles Public Library5,554,904
30.University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill5,492,451
31.Duke University5,360,303
32.University of Pennsylvania5,273,887
33.University of Arizona5,040,584
34.University of Virginia4,921,442
35.Pennsylvania State University Libraries4,779,165
36.Michigan State University4,582,004
37.University of Oklahoma4,427,670
38.University of Pittsburgh4,420,970
39.University of Iowa4,380,734
40.Houston Public Library4,339,128
41.Northwestern University Library4,315,314
42.King County Library System4,213,810
43.New York University4,176,065
44.Rutgers University4,050,009
45.University of Florida4,021,629
46.Cleveland Public Library3,999,771
47.Miami-Dade Public Library System3,998,192
48.University of Kansas3,980,589
49.University of Georgia3,955,004
50.Arizona State University Libraries3,856,561
51.University of Southern California3,800,702
52.Washington University–St. Louis3,608,538
53.Johns Hopkins University3,572,375
54.Buffalo & Erie County Public Library3,539,038
55.Cuyahoga County Public Library3,465,469
56.University of South Carolina3,374,496
57.Brigham Young University3,373,793
58.University of California–Davis3,365,689
59.St. Louis Public Library3,360,942
60.State University of New York–Buffalo3,330,476
61.Wayne State University3,323,580
62.University of Colorado3,314,432
63.University of Hawaii3,294,184
64.Hawaii State Public Library System3,281,117
65.Brown University3,257,242
66.North Carolina State University3,236,096
67.Louisiana State University3,213,314
68.University of Rochester3,185,231
69.San Diego Public Library3,169,565
70.University of Connecticut3,168,617
71.University of Missouri–Columbia3,149,211
72.University of Massachusetts3,132,418
73.University of Utah3,128,547
74.Mid-Continent Public Library3,120,544
75.University of Notre Dame3,054,075
76.University of Kentucky3,053,726
77.University of Maryland3,016,940
78.Texas A&M University Libraries3,016,358
79.Milwaukee Public Library2,989,081
80.University of Cincinnati Libraries2,977,475
81.Montgomery County Dept. of Public Libraries2,959,184
82.Columbus Metropolitan Library2,955,569
83.University of California–San Diego2,953,024
84.Enoch Pratt Free Library2,906,821
85.Temple University2,900,832
86.Syracuse University2,900,448
87.Vanderbilt University2,882,057
88.University of Tennessee–Knoxville2,880,949
89.Broward County Libraries Division2,825,077
90.Orange County Public Library2,794,942
91.Southern Illinois University–Carbondale2,791,775
92.St. Louis County Library District2,781,301
93.University of Nebraska–Lincoln2,767,320
94.University of California–Santa Barbara2,765,756
95.Emory University2,755,929
96.Auburn University2,724,011
97.Fairfax County Public Library2,712,212
98.Massachusetts Institute of Technology2,707,849
99.Toledo-Lucas County Public Library2,689,922
100.Kent State University Libraries2,634,374
Source: American Library Association, www.ala.org , Aug. 2005.

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