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Library Statistics

Information Resources

2012-2013 2011-2012 2010-2011 2009-2010
Books, print periodicals, and A-V media   265,802 254,730 248,689
Electronic books and A-V media   224,402 201,738 176,390
Unique journal titles 69,869 75,441 97,105 66,623
Digital Commons content units 5,475 5,100 4,520 3,563

Other Resources

2012-2013 2011-2012 2010-2011 2009-2010
Seats   1,947 1,935 1,937
   Open study and computing areas   1,174 1,172 1,188
   Quiet study zones   150 148 147
   Group study rooms   86 90 86
   Classrooms   537 525 516
Computer workstations   833 827 782
   Open study and computing areas   332 350 350
   Quiet study zones   25 24 0
   Classrooms   476 453 432
Personnel headcount   177 169 167
   Librarians and other professionals   23 22 22
   Paraprofessional and support staff   43 36 32
   Student assistants   111 111 113

Use of Resources & Services

2012-2013 2011-2012 2010-2011 2009-2010
Circulations (books, A-V media, etc.)   106,978 113,648 115,113
Digital Commons content unit downloads 1,345,692 1,017,198 516,505 171,112
Computer logins N/A N/A 1,216,028 1,181,798
Facility visits   1,661,392 1,533,251 1,335,408
Interlibrary loan/document delivery        
   Items received from other libraries 7,329 7,763 11,829 14,773
   Items provided to other libraries 5,121 4,015 3,378 3,795
   Books purchased “on demand” 1,701 1,500 1,528 725
Research and instruction services        
   Research transactions: LU Residential 6,514 6,725 5,724 7,588
   Research transactions: LU Online 5,471 4,624 3,984 3,037
   Presentations to groups   158 171 138
   Participants in group presentations   6,854 8,636 6,368

  
* This count will be available after the fiscal year has ended.
¹ Beginning in 2011-12, the count of unique journal titles excludes freely accessible publications that are not contained in any purchased or subscribed database.

For additional information about the Jerry Falwell Library’s operations, see the tables of data submitted to the National Center for Education Statistics and the Association of College & Research Libraries.