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UW-Madison Libraries earn spot in The Princeton Review’s top twenty college libraries

The Princeton Review’s recent survey of college students about their libraries places the Libraries here at UW-Madison in the nation’s top twenty!

The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison earned a spot in the nation’s top twenty college libraries, according to a student survey conducted by The Princeton Review.

The Princeton Review released its 2013 college rankings in 62 categories, including ‘Best College Library’ and its counterpart, ‘This is a Library?’ Both lists are based solely on students’ answers to the survey question: “How do you rate your school’s library facilities?” They do not take into account number of volumes, circulations, or any other metrics. The survey polled some 122,000 students in total, for an average of about 325 students per ranked campus. The full rankings will be published in The Best 377 Colleges, 2013 Edition, in both print and enhanced ebook formats.

This year’s top 20 rated college libraries are: Harvard College, U.S. Military Academy (West Point), Columbia University, Stanford University, Emory University, Yale University, Hampden-Sydney College, University of Chicago, Princeton University, Middlebury College, Bringham Young University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cornell University, The College of New Jersey, West Virginia University, University of Virginia, Dartmouth College, Colgate University, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and Loyola Marymount University.

Read more about the library rankings on Library Journal.

Check out all of the campus libraries at UW-Madison.

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