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, 2014
  Paper Book Titles *
505,866
 
Electronic Books *
356,781
 
Current Paper Journals Subscriptions
1,610
Bound Journal Volumes *
125,372
 
Electronic Journals
31,496
Includes journals accessible through research databases.
Microform*
598,135
Includes microfiche, microfilm, and ultrafiche
Government Documents*
157,407
All formats
VHS, DVD, CD-ROM, Audio Cassette *
17,192
 
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
5,937
 All one-on-one research encounters
Classes Taught
169
 
Liaison Events
286
Significant contacts with instructors and students, excluding "classes taught" and "research inquiries"
Interlibrary Loan
5,324
Items sent and received
Circulation
145,021
 
Staff
  Librarians
6.5
FTE
Support Staff
9.75
FTE
Students (FTE)
9
Assuming 1 FTE equals approx. 2000 hours
Other
  Study Spaces
824
 
  Public Computers
117
Includes public computers in the CIT lab, but excludes classrooms