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Facts FY2014

ABOUT THE LIBRARY

ANY TIME, ANY PLACE

  • 14,350 works in the Iowa Repository Online downloaded 1.5 million times
  • 900,865 electronic books
  • 744,900 locally digitized items in 109 Iowa Digital Library collections
  • 2.3 million searches of our catalog and resources
  • 326 electronic class reserves for students to access at home
  • Free desktop delivery of 8,409 articles

PHYSICAL FACILITIES

  • 7 libraries with 2 million visitors
  • 4 million titles
  • 4,200 seats and 352 computers
  • 192,800 items checked out
  • 4 miles of manuscripts

OUTREACH TO IOWANS AND BEYOND

  • 523 community borrowing cards
  • 8,896 loans to 89 of the 99 counties in Iowa
  • Over 42,000 items loaned to others
  • 722,200 pages viewed in the Iowa Digital Library
  • Over 623,000 unique visitors from 205 countries viewed 2.7 million web pages

CONTRIBUTING to SUCCESS

TEACHING, LEARNING, and RESEARCH

  • 38 subject specialists
  • 5,100 circulations of class reserve materials
  • 2,537 books and videos on reserve for 424 classes
  • 954 instructional sessions taught by librarians with 18,150 participants
  • 25 personal librarians for first year students in Living-Learning Communities
  • 103,576 students collaborating in groups
  • 30,678 group room reservations
  • 52,000 reference questions answered
  • 20,900 items borrowed