Ohio University

Facts & Figures


Collections Counts

3,363,969 Total Volumes:
Number of volumes held by the University Libraries                                                                                                                                                                                                 
155,515 Periodicals:
Number of periodicals held by the University Libraries
7300+ cubic feet Archival Materials:
Amount of space taken up by archival materials
40,428 Films:
Number of films held by the University Libraries
1,069,244 Electronic Books:
Number of electronic books held by the University Libraries


Use of Collections

112,749 Checkouts:
Number of initial circulations (excluding reserves)                    
180,000 Electronic Book Downloads
Number of electronic books downloaded
19,400,000 E-Resource Searches:
Searches of library databases by students and faculty for books, articles, videos, datasets, maps, or photographs through the Libraries’ website                                                       
1,748,228 Article Downloads:
Number of initial article downloads



1,355,092 Entrances:
Number of entrances to both Alden Library and the Music and Dance Library                                                                                                                                                                    
1,879,730 Website Visits:
Number of visits to the Library website                                             
22,348 Study Room Reservations:
Number of study room bookings
11,196 Instructional Contacts:
Student participants in library instructional sessions
8591 Reference Transactions:
Number of research help interactions with users
157 Subject & Course Guides:
Number of existing Subject and Course Guides
413,995 Subject & Course Guide Views:
Number of times Subject and Course Guides were viewed