Since 1976, CARL has managed an annual library statistics program that collects, stores, and analyses data related to staffing, expenditures, collections, and the use of facilities in its member libraries.

This same service is also provided for three regional academic library consortia: Council of Atlantic University Libraries, Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries, and the Ontario Council of University Libraries. The Bureau de Coopération Interuniversitaire manages the annual statistics program for Quebec universities.

Current initiatives

Statistical Survey of Canadian Academic and Research Libraries: Log in to submit your data.

Annual CARL Statistics Publications

Statistical Spreadsheets (requires login)

CARL Statistics
CAUL Statistics
COPPUL Statistics
OCUL Statistics

Related initiatives

Association of Research Libraries Statistics
Council of Australian University Librarians Statistics
SCONUL Statistics