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By the Numbers

The Heard Libraries' dashboard offers statistical data on collections, services, and spaces for fiscal year 2019, 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

1,044

Library presentations

15,758

Presentation attendance

8,869

Research assistance

Collections

2,993,999

Print Items in Collection

2,801,553

Electronic Items in Collection

39,627

Linear feet in Special Collections & University Archives



Notable Digital Collections Number of Digital Items
Television News Archive1,118,709
History of Art Image Repository104,423
Institutional Respository8,524
Fine Arts Gallery7,113
The Nürnberg Krupp Trial Papers of Judge Hu C. Anderson6,052
Art in the Christian Tradition5,213
ETD, Electronic Theses & Dissertations4,948
Blair Performance Archive4,110
Helguera Collection of Colombiana3,094
History of Medicine Collection2,893
Global Music Archive1,805
Manual Zapata Olivella1,172
Revised Common Lectionary 249

Collections Use & Delivery

85,636

Physical items borrowed

4,336,241

Article downloads

2,243,861

E-book downloads

2,507,326

Library catalog searches

1,667,795

Institutional repository downloads

15,606

Items borrowed from libraries around the world

15,549

Items loaned to libraries around the world

7,383

Items delivered to faculty offices

Material Expenditures

17

% Material Expenditures for One-Time

79

% Material Expenditures for Ongoing

4

% Other Material Expenditures (collection maintance/binding)

Spaces & Personnel

9

Campus libraries

311,555

Net square footage

171

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

1,206,444

Walk-in Visitors to Library Buildings

10,894,129

Visits to Libraries' Webpages

Social Media

2,416

Facebook followers

406

Instagram followers

911

Twitter followers