Facts & Figures @ the Library

Exterior photo of 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 Collections

Media TypeFY2018FY2019FY2020*
Books 582,406 598,162 590,160
Bound periodicals 105,877 104,629 114,921
CDs, DVDs, and other media 28,634 28,716 28,954
Archives and manuscripts, in linear feet 5,544 5,601 5,601
Current print periodical subscriptions 910 791 789
Postcards (Special Collections) 1,042,100 1,042,256 1,042,256

* Campus shut down March 18, 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic

Digital Library Program

Media TypeFY2018FY2019FY2020*
Digital Library 9,631 10,373 24,932
Digital Commons 10,193 11,607 12,114

* Campus shut down March 18, 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic

Services

Media TypeFY2018FY2019FY2020*
Check-outs and in-library use 55,938 47,766 38,215
Reference questions 14,911 14,397 12,374
Visitors 469,470 563,613 435,774
Students receiving library instruction 5,228 5,784 5,571

* Campus shut down March 18, 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic