Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

CUNY LIBRARIES ARE OPEN both ONLINE and on campus! We are open online for reference & instruction. E-resources are fully available. CUNY Libraries physical spaces are also open for quiet study, computers and wifi, materials pickup, and more. Please note that library plans are subject to change based on the evolving pandemic situation and plans at each campus. At this time, due to the pandemic, campus access (including libraries) may be restricted to each campus’ current students, faculty and staff. Some libraries require reservations. Please check our College Libraries page for details about the library you plan to visit.

Support Students Impacted by Coronavirus Crisis Donate Now

CUNY libraries statistics 2015-2016 (Archive)

Expenses (exclude staff)

20. One-time purchase of books, serial backfiles, and other materials $

Published material in all formats, but NOT current subscription costs.   Include acquisition of access rights.   Include database  ONLY if it is NOT a subscription.  Do NOT include expenses for computer software.

20a E-books (if available) $

This is a subcategory of 20.   If you can identify what you spent on e-books from Question 20, please include it here.

21. Ongoing commitments to subscriptions $

Ongoing expenses for serials in ALL formats.  Include abstracting and indexing services. Include databases that have an annual fee.   Include government documents if they are accessible through the catalog.  Include journal transfers reported on tab above.

22. All other materials/service cost $

Include serial/service costs not already reported.  Examples:  document delivery/ILL costs; Short Term loans for ebooks; PDA/DDA programs; copyright fees; any other expenses for information resources; bibliographic management services (i.e. RefWorks – if from the library budget); Question Point.

23. Total materials/services expenses calculated sum of 20, 21 and 22 Operations and maintenance expenses

This will automatically be calculated.

24. Preservation services $

Binding costs, any special collections costs for preservation, de-acidification, lamination, restoration.  Include digitization expenses.

25. All other operations and maintenance expenses $

Include expenses not otherwise reported.   Examples:  computer hardware and software from library budget; bibliographic utilities (OCLC), networks and consortia. Include SerialsSolutions, Libguides, and Metro membership fees.

Do not report OLS expenses on behalf of the campuses here. The external expenditures report is for your information only.

26. Total operations and maintenance expenses calculated sum of 24 - 25

This will automatically be calculated.

27. Are expenses reported in Canadian dollars?

No for all libraries

30. Total expenses: Includes salaries and wages from all identifiable sources, includes fringe 

This will automatically be calculated. Sum of lines 06 (column 2), 09, 23, and 26

CAMPUS

These numbers are for AY 2015-16. They are not included in the survey and are for informational purposes

BARUCH COLLEGE $354,110
BROOKLYN COLLEGE $311,543
CITY COLLEGE $281,513
HUNTER COLLEGE $387,705
JOHN JAY COLLEGE $272,277
LEHMAN COLLEGE $215,668
MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE $148,639
NEW YORK C OF TECH $301,441
QUEENS COLLEGE $343,324
STATEN ISLAND COLLEGE $264,560
YORK COLLEGE $168,589
GRADUATE SCHOOL $112,465
LAW SCHOOL $53,241
GRAD SCHOOL OF JOUR $49,938
PROFESSIONAL STUDIES $0
BOROUGH OF MAN CC $456,101
BRONX CC $203,174
GUTTMAN CC $63,425
HOSTOS CC $147,430
KINGSBORO CC $295,377
LAGUARDIA CC $268,827
QUEENSBORO CC $263,298