Facts FY2019

ABOUT THE LIBRARY

ANY TIME, ANY PLACE

  • 2.2 million downloads of works from the Iowa Repository
  • 1 million electronic books
  • Over 1 million locally digitized items in 130 Iowa Digital Library collections
  • 3.9 million searches of our catalog and resources
  • Free electronic delivery of 5,226 articles
  • 143 hours per week of service desk assistance during fall/spring semesters

PHYSICAL FACILITIES

  • 7 libraries with 2.1 million visitors
  • 3.7 million titles
  • 4,174 seats and 503 computers
  • 119,000 items checked out
  • 5.1 miles of manuscripts

OUTREACH TO IOWANS AND BEYOND

  • 278 community borrowing cards
  • Over 34,000 items loaned to others
  • 705,000 pages viewed in the Iowa Digital Library
  • 3.3 million web page sessions from visitors in 208 countries

CONTRIBUTING to SUCCESS

TEACHING, LEARNING, and RESEARCH

  • 26 subject specialists
  • 1,893 items on reserve for classes
  • 598 items of streaming content on reserve for classes
  • 900 instructional sessions taught by librarians with 20,040 participants
  • 45,790 reference questions answered
  • 4,462 items delivered to campus offices