Factbook - General Information

University Libraries 1973 - 2017

Year Total Volumes Users Items Circulated Articles Viewed Database Searches
Number % Change Number % Change Number % Change Number % Change Number % Change
1973 690,551 7.1% 386,967   255,446          
1974 740,196 7.2% 448,596 15.9% 314,066 22.9%        
1975 783,515 5.9% 471,860 5.2% 304,260 -3.1%        
1976 841,441 7.4% 576,059 22.1% 317,805 4.5%        
1977 926,901 10.2% 582,787 1.2% 346,740 9.1%        
1978 984,037 6.2% 704,817 20.9% 390,374 12.6%        
1979 1,042,169 5.9% 736,171 4.4% 451,217 15.6%        
1980 1,085,467 4.2% 807,083 9.6% 440,441 -2.4%        
1981 1,122,343 3.4% 787,404 -2.4% 335,916 -23.7%        
1982 1,164,181 3.7% 835,543 6.1% 347,417 3.4%        
1983 1,219,331 4.7% 844,533 1.1% 342,130 -1.5%        
1984 1,274,386 4.5% 797,398 -5.6% 358,899 4.9%        
1985 1,324,817 4.0% 820,293 2.9% 369,238 2.9%        
1986 1,383,165 4.4% 843,100 2.8% 364,354 -1.3%        
1987 1,451,974 5.0% 804,010 -4.6% 330,867 -9.2%        
1988 1,518,131 4.6% 798,539 -0.7% 311,395 -5.9%        
1989 1,582,126 4.2% 800,249 0.2% 386,609 24.2%        
1990 1,659,719 4.9% 833,963 4.2% 414,825 7.3%        
1991 1,728,832 4.2% 872,573 4.6% 480,223 15.8%        
1992 **2,058,211 19.1% 939,765 7.7% 520,146 8.3%        
1993 2,140,856 4.0% 890,100 -5.3% 494,024 -5.0%        
1994 2,233,727 4.3% 862,045 -3.2% 501,643 1.5%        
1995 2,303,326 3.1% 824,323 -4.4% 519,385 3.5%        
1996 2,401,321 4.3% 833,000 1.1% 501,743 -3.4%        
1997 2,464,666 2.6% 820,595 -1.5% 454,379 -9.4%        
1998 2,504,557 1.6% 613,559 -25.2% 336,269 -26.0%        
1999 2,545,463 1.6% 544,931 -11.2% 232,599 -30.8%        
2000 2,591,255 1.8% 644,804 18.3% 221,441 -4.8%        
2001 2,628,411 1.4% 653,684 1.4% 178,567 -19.4%        
2002 2,672,386 1.7% 706,849 8.1% 179,789 0.7%        
2003 2,724,011 1.9% 799,241 13.1% 232,945 29.6%        
2004 2,767,765 1.6% 1,093,920 36.9% 195,153 -16.2%        
2005 2,938,859 6.2% 1,118,428 2.2% 244,036 25.0%        
2006 2,984,279 1.5% *1,837,577 64.3% 241,979 -0.8%        
2007 3,016,986 1.1% 1,874,329 2.0% 237,175 -2.0%        
2008 3,053,468 1.2% 1,881,092 0.4% 194,083 -18.2%        
2009 3,459,542 13.3% 1,860,532 -1.1% 194,683 0.3%        
2010 3,472,547 0.4% 1,861,808 0.1% 187,249 -3.8%        
2011 3,493,272 0.6% 1,873,974 0.7% 175,849 -6.1%        
2012 ***4,317,592 23.6% 1,786,315 -4.7% 183,381 4.3% 1,470,404   2,127,505  
2013 4,385,003 1.6% 1,747,695 -2.2% 159,029 -13.3% 1,330,330 -9.5% 2,245,515 5.5%
2014 4,416,728 0.7% 1,724,512 -1.3% 134,157 -15.6% 1,335,355 0.4% 2,633,384 17.3%
2015 4,501,719 1.9% 1,700,835 -1.4% 115,320 -14.0% 1,329,641 -0.4% 2,100,424 -20.2%
2016 4,548,150 1.0% ****1,568,132 -7.8% 111,937 -2.9% 1,272,684 -4.3% 1,967,044 -6.4%
2017 4,607,204 1.3% 821,571 -47.6% 97,036 -13.3% 1,388,682 9.1% 2,017,102 2.5%

 

For all libraries (Ralph Brown Dragon Library; Library of Architecture, Design & Construction; and Veterinary Medical Library).
*Library hours expanded to 24/5.
**First year cataloged government documents included in count.
***First year cataloged E-books included in count.
****Mell Street Classroom construction began.

Last updated: 08/15/2018