Facts & Figures – OHIO University Libraries


5,331,153 E-Resource Searches:

Searches of library databases by students and faculty for books, articles, videos, datasets, maps, or photographs through the Libraries’ website

1,355,092 Entrances:

Number of annual entrances to Alden Library 

$5,771,620 Materials Budget:

Total expenditures on library materials including books, journals, electronic resources, video, sound and archival materials 

1,748,228 Full-text:

Number of full-text article requests

10% Ongoing purchases:

Increase in amount spent on subscriptions, annual license fees

3,358,780 Print Book:

The number of print volumes held by the University Libraries 

1,069,244 Electronic Books:

The number of electronic books held by the University Libraries

924 Student / Librarian Ratio:

Ratio of full and part-time students per FTE librarian

11,186 Instructional Contacts:

Student participants in library instructional sessions

8,115 Reference Transactions:

Number of transactions with users

176.4 Transactions / Librarian Ratio:

Ratio of questions answered per FTE librarian

112,749 Print materials circulated:

Number of initial circulations (excluding reserves)

70,876 Interlibrary Loans:

Number of filled requests to other libraries and requests received from other providers

45.26 Faculty / Librarian Ratio:

Ratio of full-time instructional faculty to FTE librarians