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, 2015
  Paper Book Titles *
599,093
 
Electronic Books *
346,117
 
Current Paper Journals Subscriptions
953
 
Bound Journal Volumes *
115,857
 
Electronic Journals
34,875
Includes journals accessible through research databases.
Microform*
598,135
Includes microfiche, microfilm, and ultrafiche
Government Documents*
157,407
All formats
Recorded Media *
16,166
Includes Blu-ray, DVD, CD, vinyl, etc.
Special Collections
  Cayvan
13,683
Provides audio visual media for all academic departments, the Calvin community, and guests.
  Curriculum Collection 
9,011
Supports the Education Department's curriculum
  Rare Books & Journals 
10,764
Includes Meeter Center Rare Books
       
TOTAL COLLECTION
1,760,753
All items marked with an asterisk (*)
Services
  Research Inquiries
5,495
 All one-on-one research encounters
Classes Taught
142
 
Liaison Events
235
Significant contacts with instructors and students, excluding "classes taught" and "research inquiries"
Interlibrary Loan
17,565
Items sent and received, including MeLCat
Circulation
46,406
Excludes renewals
Staff FTE
  Librarians
7.36
 
Support Staff
8.75
 
Students (FTE)
9.74
1 FTE equals 2000 hours
Other
  Study Spaces
824
 
  Public Computers
117
Includes public computers in the CIT lab, but excludes classrooms