Facts FY2018

ABOUT THE LIBRARY

ANY TIME, ANY PLACE

  • 2.2 million downloads of works from the Iowa Repository
  • 966,000 electronic books
  • 937,579 locally digitized items in 127 Iowa Digital Library collections
  • 2.4 million searches of our catalog and resources
  • Free electronic delivery of 2,139 articles
  • 143 hours per week of service desk assistance during fall/spring semesters

PHYSICAL FACILITIES

  • 7 libraries with 2 million visitors
  • 3.7 million titles
  • 3,880 seats and 342 computers
  • 121,199 items checked out
  • 4.9 miles of manuscripts

OUTREACH TO IOWANS AND BEYOND

  • 445 community borrowing cards
  • Over 38,000 items loaned to others
  • 811,800 pages viewed in the Iowa Digital Library
  • 1.16 million web page sessions from visitors in 208 countries

CONTRIBUTING to SUCCESS

TEACHING, LEARNING, and RESEARCH

  • 26 subject specialists
  • 2,078 items on reserve for classes
  • 742 instructional sessions taught by librarians with 14,434 participants
  • 55,460 group room reservations
  • 58,032 reference questions answered
  • 5,058 items delivered to campus offices
  • 19,800 items borrowed