Facts & Figures (as of July 1, 2019)

Circulation & Usage
FY19 FY18 FY17
Circulation Totals (initial + renewals)  33,818 30,444  29,264
Interlibrary Loan (Items Borrowed) 1,464 1,343 1,101
​Interlibrary Loan (Items Lent) 1,439 1,223 1,026
Interlibrary Use Cards Issued to Students 32 29 44
Collections & Access FY19 FY18 FY17
Print Volumes Held

207,088

(deaccessioned bound print journals that are reliably online)

240,240 239,851
Alumnae Requests for Remote Database Access 51 51 24
Databases Provided for the ASC Community 416 474 373
​E-Books Owned​​ 276,823 57,182 57,182
E-Journal Titles to Which Access is Provided 139,484 119,862 119,862
Full-Text Article Downloads from Databases 106,742 95,007 110,599
Database Searches 185,613 165,726 179,756
Research Help FY19 FY18 FY17
Reference Transactions (Total) 2,413 2,201 2,401
Research Consultations 1,311 1,087 1,098
Research Guide Views 22,829 21,371 21,934
Special Collections & Archives Queries

48 from

41 users

(unstaffed most of the year)

96 from

73 users

138 from

88 users

Research Instruction FY19 FY18 FY17
Class Participants 2,119 1,476 1,468
Class Sessions 119 106 87
Visitors  FY19 FY18 FY17
Gate Count (Number of Users in McCain Library) 86,067 (Rebekah Scott Hall back online) 93,782 104,702 (included a film shoot)
Open Hours (academic year, weekly) 101 101 104