Library Statistics

Library Statistics

Collection Strengths: The library collects broadly and deeply in most traditional liberal arts disciplines. Theology, Religion, American and English literature, and Philosophy are the library's strongest collections. Within theology, the library collects exhaustively in Reformed theology and Calvinism.

Collection Statistics as of June 30, 2016
  Book Titles (Print)*
516,892
Excludes bound journal volumes
Book Titles (Electronic)*
371,036
 
Bound Journal Volumes
116,768
 
Journal Titles (Print)*  5,892  
Journal Titles (Electronic)*
32,839
Includes journals accessible through research databases.
Physical Media Titles*
103,941
Includes microforms, audiovisual, maps
Paid Databases
137
 
Locally Created Databases 5  
TOTAL COLLECTION
1,030,600
All items marked with an asterisk (*)
Special Collections
  Cayvan Recorded Media
14,836
Provides audio visual media for all academic departments, the Calvin community, and guests.
Children's Literature  7,686 Includes many Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz winners
Curriculum Collection
10,168
Supports the Education Department's curriculum
Government Documents
187,653
All formats
Heritage Hall (Archives)  3,274 Only includes cataloged volumes
Meeter Center for Calvin Studies  7,099  
Ministry Resource Center  7,567  
Rare Books & Journals
10,133
 
Services
  Research Inquiries
4,652
All one-on-one research encounters
Classes Taught 151 Includes class sessions in the library
Liaison Events
316
Significant contacts with instructors and students, excluding "classes taught" and "research inquiries"
Interlibrary Loan Sent
9,417
Includes MeLCat
Interlibrary Loan Received 7,270 Includes MeLCat
Circulation
46,483
Excludes renewals and reserves
Ebook Usage  39,093 COUNTER BR2 only
Ejournal Usage  222,276 COUNTER JR1
Staff (FTE)
  Librarians
8.36
 
Support Staff
10.68
 
Students (FTE)
9.07
1 FTE equals 2000 hours
Other
  Study Spaces
824
Includes tables, carrels, study rooms
Public Computers
117
Includes public computers in the CIT lab, but excludes classrooms
Square Footage
125,000
Includes all five floors
Open Hours  89.5 Typical week
Gate Counts  21,820 Typical week