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 2018 unless otherwise noted.

Collections use

10.9 million
physical and digital items borrowed
6.0 million
full-text journal article downloads
4.8 million
e-book section downloads
9.8 million
database searches
4.3 million
One Search (Primo) searches
164,398
physical item checkouts
40,077
items borrowed from other libraries around the world
25,739
items lent to libraries around the world

Interlibrary loans 1975 to present

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Library visitors

3,442,731 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 2014-2018

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Print and digital holdings

226 million +
print and digital resources
740
databases
1,195,479
e-books
149,347
journals (online and print)
4,009,937
print volumes
44,084
digital repository uploads
1,013,257
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

Locations

Reference and instruction

38,095
research questions answered
832
presentations to groups
13,977
persons presented to