Association of Research Libraries (ARLĀ®)

Publications, Reports, Presentations



ARL publications report on current issues of interest to academic and research library administrators, staff, and library education professionals.

Most current ARL publications will be available in their entirety on the ARL website or the ARL Digital Publications platform, and many are also available in print form. The timing of the release of each format of a publication will vary but generally both formats will be available within six months of each other. Exceptions to this practice may occur when some of the copyrighted content in an ARL publication is held by others who have not provided permission for ARL to publish it on the web.

The ARL Digital Publications platform offers online access to recent editions of the ARL Annual Salary Survey, the ARL Statistics collection, Research Library Issues, and SPEC Kits. The Salary Survey and the ARL Statistics collections are available free of charge to ARL members and are available for purchase by non-members. Research Library Issues is a free, open-access publication. SPEC Kits are available by subscription or individual title purchase.

Download our publications catalog using the link at right. The links at left lead directly to the online versions of our major serial publications.

To order print copies or to obtain more information about ARL publications, please call the ARL Publications Distribution Center 301-362-8196, or e-mail You may also use our online order form if you know the title and price of each publication you want to order.