Facts & Figures

Following are frequently requested statistics for William H. Hannon Library collections and services for the most recent three years. LMU departments needing library data for accreditation purposes and other institutions of higher education wishing to make benchmark comparisons should contact Library Administration. For information concerning library electronic resources, please see Electronic Resource Usage Statistics.

Physical Collections FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
         
Books 499,996 510,283 536,221 542,210
         
Bound periodicals 98,447 99,967 104,019 106,366
         
CDs, DVDs, and other media 46,720 47,520 29,949 29,632
         
Archives and manuscripts, in linear feet 5,221 5,348 5361.1 5380.35
         
Current print periodical subscriptions 1,310 1,151 1,121 964
         
Postcards 1,030,584 1,030,664 1,032,118 1,036,963
         
Digital Library Program FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
         
Digital Library  2,222  2,098  5,629 6,533
         
Digital Commons 100 3,496 3,722 4,753
         
Services FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
         
Check-outs and in-library use 115,529 121,994 112,567 99,473
         
E-reserves document hits 156,753 135,168 115,329 N/A
         
Reference questions 14,885 12,675 12,944 15,238
         
Visitors* 633,539 660,160 767,736 404,246
         
Students receiving library instruction 6,886 6,412 6,193 6,575
         

*New gate count system installed January 2015