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Academic Libraries (AL)

​Survey Component Overview:

The purpose of the AL component of IPEDS is to collect information on library collections, library expenditures, and library services for libraries in degree-granting postsecondary institutions. The Academic Libraries component for IPEDS replaced the previous Academic Libraries Survey, which was collected from degree-granting postsecondary institutions every other year in odd-numbered years.

Data Collection Period:

  • December 12, 2018 – April 10, 2019 for IPEDS Keyholders.
  • December 12, 2018 – April 24, 2019 for IPEDS Coordinators.




Video Tutorials:




This tutorial explains how to report data for institutions sharing all or partial resources.



This tutorial discusses the reporting of electronic and digital materials.

This tutorial explains the reporting of library circulation and collections data.
This tutorial discusses the reporting of expenses in the Academic Libraries component.


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