Ohio University

Facts & Figures


Collections Counts

  • Total volumes: 3,363,969 volumes held by the University Libraries
  • Periodicals: 155,515 periodicals held by the University Libraries
  • Archival materials: 7300+ cubic feet of archival materials
  • Films: 40,428 films held by the University Libraries
  • Electronic books: 1,069,244 electronic books held by the University Libraries

Use of Collections

  • Checkouts: 112,749 items checked out (excluding Course Reserves)
  • Electronic book downloads: 180,000 electronic books downloaded
  • E-resource searches: 19,400,000 library database searches by students and faculty. Searches provide access to books, articles, datasets, maps, or photographs through the Libraries' web site.
  • Article downloads: 1,748,228 articles downloaded


  • Entrances: 1,355,092 entrances to Alden Library and the Music and Dance Library
  • Web site visits: 1,879,730 visits to the Libraries' web site
  • Study room reservations: 22,348 study room bookings
  • Instructional contacts: 11,196 students participated in library instruction sessions
  • Reference transactions: 8591 research help interactions with students, faculty, staff, and other library patrons
  • Subject & Course Guides: 157 guides viewed 413,995 times