Facts & Figures @ the Library

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. 

 

Physical CollectionsFY2015FY2016FY2017
Books 542,210 562,404 571,804
Bound periodicals 106,366 107,455 106,649
CDs, DVDs, and other media 29,632 27,939 28,257
Archives and manuscripts, in linear feet

5380.35

5,387 5,424
Current print periodical subscriptions 964 974 919
Postcards (Special Collections) 1,036,963 1,036,967 1,041,481
Digital Library ProgramFY2015FY2016FY2017
Digital Library 6,533 8,920 9,278
Digital Commons 4,753  5,329 8,925 
ServicesFY2012FY2013FY2014
Check-outs and in-library use 99,473 70,396 60,215
Reference questions 15,238 14,547 12,240
Visitors 404,246 617,278 611,158
Students receiving library instruction 6,575 5,657 4,381