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 TypeFY2019FY2020*FY2021
Books 598,162 590,160 593,815
Bound periodicals 104,629 114,921 6,359
CDs, DVDs, and other media 28,716 28,954 28,958
Archives and manuscripts, in linear feet 5,601 5,601 5,606
Current print periodical subscriptions 791 789 718
Postcards (Special Collections) 1,042,256 1,042,256 1,042,308

 

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

Digital Library Program

Media TypeFY2019FY2020*FY2021
Digital Library 10,373 24,932 27,217
Digital Commons 11,607 12,114 13,959

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

Services

Media TypeFY2019FY2020*FY2021
Check-outs and in-library use 47,766 38,215 4,206
Reference questions 14,397 12,374 6,893
Visitors 563,613 435,774 9,051
Students receiving library instruction 5,784 5,571 5,513

 

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