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, 2013
  Book Titles
502,136
 
Book Volumes *
557,961
Book Titles + multiple copies
Electronic Books *
356,472
 
Current Paper Journals Subscriptions
1,643
Bound Journal Volumes *
125,403
 
Electronic Journals
31,496
Includes journals accessible through research databases.
Microform*
598,117
Includes microfiche, microfilm, and ultrafiche
Government Documents*
157,408
All formats
VHS, DVD, CD-ROM, Audio Cassette *
16,455
 
Special Collections    
  Cayvan
8,629
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 
8,796
Includes Meeter Center Rare Books
       
TOTAL COLLECTION
1,811,816
All items marked with an asterisk (*)
Services
  Research Inquiries
3,671
 All one-on-one research encounters
Classes Taught
136
 
Liaison Events
144
Significant contacts with instructors and students, excluding "classes taught" and "research encounters"
Interlibrary Loan
6,628
Items sent and received
Circulation
156,365
 
Staff
  Librarians
6.5
FTE
Support Staff
9.5
FTE
Students (FTE)
9
Assuming 1 FTE equals approx. 2000 hours
Other
  Study Spaces
933
 
  Public Computers
137
Includes public computers in the CIT lab, but excludes classrooms