​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 11, 2019 – April 22, 2020 for IPEDS Keyholders
  • December 11, 2019 – May 6, 2020 for IPEDS Coordinators