The 2021 State of Academic Libraries Benchmark Survey is a comprehensive survey of almost 2000 academic librarians worldwide, administered by Library Journal and commissioned by Ex Libris. This study was commissioned to:

  • Identify the key missions of academic libraries
  • Examine the perceived challenges of academic libraries – including and beyond budget
  • Evaluate the extent to which the library is connected to the broader institution
  • Understand which challenges are universal, and which are more pronounced where in the world
  • Determine the issues that libraries will face in the future

Fill out the form to download the full survey report to gain insight into the current state of affairs in libraries worldwide. Learn how academic libraries are putting themselves at the heart of research, teaching, and learning, and aspire to make real changes in student engagement, learning affordability, and more.

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