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By the Numbers

The Heard Libraries' dashboard offers statistical data on collections, services, and spaces for fiscal year 2020, with comparative data when appropriate.

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Investment Index ranking is based on:

  • total library expenditures
  • salaries & wages of professional staff
  • total library materials expenditures
  • permanent library staff

Teaching, Engagement & Learning

1,272

Library presentations

17,510

Presentation attendance

13,872

Research assistance

Collections

2,868,659

Print Items in Collection

2,850,467

Electronic Items in Collection

39,627

Linear feet in Special Collections & University Archives



Notable Digital Collections Number of Digital Items
Television News Archive1,293,716
History of Art Image Repository106,259
Institutional Respository9,687
Fine Arts Gallery7,113
Art in the Christian Tradition6,174
The Nürnberg Krupp Trial Papers of Judge Hu C. Anderson6,052
ETD, Electronic Theses & Dissertations5,535
History of Medicine Collection5,510
Blair Performance Archive4,955
Helguera Collection of Colombiana3,093
Manual Zapata Olivella2,573
Global Music Archive1,805
Revised Common Lectionary 249

Collections Use & Delivery

60,268

Physical items borrowed

2,971,571

Article downloads

537,016

E-book downloads

6,412,039

Library catalog searches

1,298,547

Institutional repository downloads

15,106

Items borrowed from libraries around the world

15,421

Items loaned to libraries around the world

Material Expenditures

13

% Material Expenditures for One-Time

83

% Material Expenditures for Ongoing

4

% Other Material Expenditures (collection maintance/binding)

Spaces & Personnel

10

Campus libraries

311,555

Net square footage

162

Permanent library staff



Central Library

sq. ft
668
seating
14
study rooms
18
permanent employees

Divinity Library

sq. ft
198
seating
5
study rooms
7
permanent employees

Annette & Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center

17,313
sq. ft
seating
10
study rooms
8
permanent employees

Alyne Queener Massey Law Library

43,287
sq. ft
418
seating
9
study rooms
15
permanent employees

Walker Management Library

12,600
sq. ft
266
seating
22
study rooms
7
permanent employees

Anne Potter Wilson Music Library

7,524
sq. ft
86
seating
1
study rooms
5
permanent employees

Peabody Library

26,481
sq. ft
289
seating
10
study rooms
7
permanent employees

Sarah Shannon Stevenson Science & Engineering Library

20,589
sq. ft
326
seating
3
study rooms
6
permanent employees

Special Collections and University Archives

sq. ft
34
seating
1
study rooms
8
permanent employees

Off Campus Storage Facilities

76,092
sq. ft
0
seating
0
study rooms
4
permanent employees

Fine Arts Gallery

sq. ft
6
seating
0
study rooms
2
permanent employees

Library Visitors

759,258

Walk-in Visitors to Library Buildings

10,894,129

Visits to Libraries' Webpages

Social Media

2,538

Facebook followers

585

Instagram followers

1,009

Twitter followers