Facts FY2015

ABOUT THE LIBRARY

ANY TIME, ANY PLACE

  • 20,134 works in the Iowa Repository Online downloaded 1.6 million times
  • 1,014,000 electronic books
  • 818,885 locally digitized items in 120 Iowa Digital Library collections
  • 2.2 million searches of our catalog and resources
  • 101 electronic class reserves for students to access at home
  • Free desktop delivery of 8,400 articles

PHYSICAL FACILITIES

  • 7 libraries with 2.2 million visitors
  • 4.4 million titles
  • 3,880 seats and 525 computers
  • 219,437 items checked out
  • 4 miles of manuscripts

OUTREACH TO IOWANS AND BEYOND

  • 537 community borrowing cards
  • 8,220 loans to 88 of the 99 counties in Iowa
  • Over 43,600 items loaned to others
  • 1,164,000 pages viewed in the Iowa Digital Library
  • Over 547,000 unique visitors from 207 countries viewed 2.3 million web pages

CONTRIBUTING to SUCCESS

TEACHING, LEARNING, and RESEARCH

  • 32 subject specialists
  • 4,306 circulations of class reserve materials
  • 2,768 books and videos on reserve for 563 classes
  • 1,075 instructional sessions taught by librarians with 18,049 participants3,030 students collaborating in groups
  • 30,377 group room reservations
  • 40,647 reference questions answered
  • 21,300 items borrowed