​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  8, 2021 – April 6, 2022 for IPEDS Keyholders
  • December 8, 2021 – April 20, 2022 for IPEDS Coordinators