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Facts and Figures

2015-2016

Visitors Visitors

John T. Richardson Library 767,960
Loop Library 312,523
Special Collections and Archives 828
Learning Commons 3,209
​Total Visitors ​​1,080,483

Instruction Attendance Instruction

Instruction Attendance 11,899
Instruction Sessions 484
Special Collections and Archives 80
Embedded Online Instruction 67

Research Help Research Help

Research Help Interactions 32,559 
In-person Research Questions 9,618
Chat, Email and Text Transactions 9,378
Special Collections and Archives Questions 1,035
Research Consultations by Appointment 867
Local Digital Documents Delivered 12,528

Collections & Access Collections & Access


Physi​cal Digital
Books (titles) 717,444 274,472
Media 21,772 114,758
Journals + Serials 8,417 62,106
Databases N/A 375

Circulation & Usage Circulation & Usage

Circulation (excluding renewals) 62,315
eBook Views 400,453
Full-Text Article Views 928,805
Institutional Repository (Via) Downloads 323,340
Research Guide Views 157,143
Interlibrary Loan – Items Received 28,940
Interlibrary Loan – Items Provided 20,721

Expenditures Expenditures

Subscriptions to Serials and Electronic Resources $3,517,004
Salaries and Wages $3,157,345
Operational $949,354
Books and Other Materials $779,428
​Total Expenditures​ ​$9,592,334

Staffing Staffing

Professional Library Staff 49%
Other Staff 32%
Student Staff 20%
​​Total Staffing 70.59 FTE

2013-2014

Gate Count 
920,483 
E-Books Held 197,824
Expenditures for Books $727,807
Expenditures for Serials & Electronic Resources
$3,693,214
Full-Text Article Delivered 418,835
Institutional Repository Downloads (Via) 90,920
Instruction Participants (Special Collections) 1,360
Instruction Participants (Total) 11,506
Instruction Sessions (Special Collections) 66
Instruction Sessions (Total) 457
Interlibrary Loan (Items Borrowed) 31,494
Interlibrary Loan (Items Lent) 22,905
Learning Commons Consultations by Appointment 1,254
Materials Expenditures $4,421,021
Open Hours at Richardson Library (Weekly) 114.5
Professional Staff FTE (Librarians/Archivists) 33.7%
Public Workstations (Richardson) 159
Public Workstations (Loop) 89
Research Consultations by Appointment 445
Research Guide Views (LibGuides) 574,914
Reference Transactions (Total) 36,051
Student Staff FTE 14.2%
Special Collections Researcher Visits 928
Total Circulation (Initial + Renewals) 191,916
Total Staff FTE 70.6%
Volumes Held 981,908
Web Site Page Views 2,828,690