By the numbers

A selection of data that may help users, partners and constituents understand ASU Library usage, holdings, spaces, instruction and overall expenditures. These data have been compiled from a variety of sources for the fiscal year 2020 unless otherwise noted.

Collections use

11.1 million
physical and digital items borrowed
6.1 million
full-text journal article downloads
3.8 million
e-book section downloads
17.9 million
database searches
4.6 million
One Search (Primo) searches
50,800
physical item checkouts
26,296
items borrowed from other libraries around the world
17,151
items lent to libraries around the world

physical items on loan as of today

E-resources use

Physical items loaned and returned

Transaction type:

Interlibrary loan borrowing

Interlibrary loans 1975 to present

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Library visitors

2,152,060 library visitors per year

Occupancy per library location

Visitors in past hours

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0
current visitors at Arts & Design
0
current visitors at Downtown
0
current visitors at Fletcher
0
current visitors at Hayden
0
current visitors at Music
0
current visitors at Noble
0
current visitors at Polytechnic

In-person library visitors for fiscal years 2014-2020

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Print and digital holdings

369 million
print and digital resources
31 million
Open Access resources
724
databases
1,641,439
e-books
180,918
journals (online and print)
3,584,693
print volumes
55,299
digital repository uploads
1,074,710
media

Print and digital holdings by resource type

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Print holdings by publication year and subject since 1860

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Spaces

9
library locations
4
campuses spanned

net sq. ft.

seats

study rooms

permanent employees
187
student workers

Locations

Reference, instruction and services

34,494
research questions answered
572
presentations to groups
16,108
persons presented to
13,990
learning badges issued
1,831
items treated by preservation staff