Overview of the Collection

The Library’s collection includes approximately 1.2 million print monographs, 2.7 million e-books, and over 260,000 e-journals in a wide range of subjects and disciplines. In addition, the Library has substantial collections of government documents and other resources, archives, rare books and special collections, maps, data, printed journals, theses, multimedia resources (audio, DVD, streaming video), musical scores, as well as licensed access to over 300 full-text and indexing databases in a broad range of subjects.

During the 2021-2022 academic year, the Library’s spending for collection in all areas was about $6.3 million. 88% of the entire collections budget is spent on electronic resources (databases, journals, e-book packages, and indexes). About $5.5 million was spent on general electronic resources which benefit all subject areas.

Results from user surveys show that the Library performs well in providing off-campus access to resources and services, and that these resources help people to be successful at university.

The Library is dedicated to regular assessment of its resources and services. Staff use an assortment of qualitative and quantitative techniques to evaluate collections and services in order to make sound decisions within budget parameters.

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