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 CollectionsFY2017FY2018FY2019
Books 571,804 582,406 598,162
Bound periodicals 106,649 105,877 104,629
CDs, DVDs, and other media 28,257 28,634 28,716
Archives and manuscripts, in linear feet 5,424 5,544 5,601
Current print periodical subscriptions 919 910 791
Postcards (Special Collections) 1,041,481 1,042,100 1,042,256
Digital Library ProgramFY2017FY2018FY2019
Digital Library 9,278 9,631 10,373
Digital Commons 8,925  10,193 11,607
ServicesFY2017FY2018FY2019
Check-outs and in-library use 60,215 55,938 47,766
Reference questions 12,240 14,911 14,397
Visitors 611,158 469,470 563,613
Students receiving library instruction 4,381 5,228 5,784