Facts FY2016

ABOUT THE LIBRARY

ANY TIME, ANY PLACE

  • 28,333 works in the Iowa Repository Online downloaded 1.8 million times
  • 1,062,930 electronic books
  • 838,640 locally digitized items in 120 Iowa Digital Library collections
  • 1.6 million searches of our catalog and resources
  • 155 electronic class reserves for students to access at home
  • Free electronic delivery of 6,817 articles
  • 143 hours per week of service desk assistance during fall/spring semesters

PHYSICAL FACILITIES

  • 7 libraries with 2.1 million visitors
  • 4.4 million titles
  • 3,880 seats and 525 computers
  • 131,275 items checked out
  • 4 miles of manuscripts

OUTREACH TO IOWANS AND BEYOND

  • 501 community borrowing cards
  • 7,193 loans to 81 of the 99 counties in Iowa
  • Over 40,000 items loaned to others
  • 854,500 pages viewed in the Iowa Digital Library
  • 3,984,000 web page sessions from visitors in 204 countries

CONTRIBUTING to SUCCESS

TEACHING, LEARNING, and RESEARCH

  • 27 subject specialists
  • 2,615 books and videos on reserve for classes
  • 897 instructional sessions taught by librarians with 17,356 participants
  • 20,550 group room reservations
  • 41,600 reference questions answered
  • 19,800 items borrowed