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, 2011
  Book Titles
589,351
 
Book Volumes *
646,830
Book Titles + multiple copies
Electronic Books *
355,593
 
Current Paper Journals Subscriptions
1,566
Bound Journal Volumes *
139,149
 
Electronic Journals
28,017
Includes journals accessible through research databases.
Microform*
808,547
Includes microfiche, microfilm, and ultrafiche
Government Documents*
113,561
All formats
VHS, DVD, CD-ROM, Audio Cassette *
13,956
 
Special Collections    
  Cayvan
8,629
Provides audio visual media for all academic departments, the Calvin community, and guests.
  Curriculum Center *
13,447
Supports the Education Department's curriculum
  Rare Books *
6,627
Includes Meeter Center Rare Books
       
TOTAL COLLECTION
2,097,771
All items marked with an asterisk (*)
Services
  Reference Questions
8,652
 
Classes Taught
170
 
Liaison Events
958
Significant contacts with instructors and students, including classes taught
Interlibrary Loan
8,194
Items sent and received
Circulation
148,241
 
Staff
  Librarians
9
8.5 FTE
Support Staff
12
10.25 FTE
Students (FTE)
10
Assuming 1 FTE equals 2080 hours
Other
  Study Spaces
933
 
  Public Computers
235
This includes the public computers in the Calvin Information Technology Lab