Fast Facts - Statistical Highlights

  • The University Libraries include Jackson Library and the Harold Schiffman Music Library in the School of Music. Our library catalog also includes the holdings of the Teaching Resources Center, the Interior Architecture Library, and the Multicultural Resource Center.
  • The University Libraries’ collections include over 1.2 million printed books, federal and state documents, and other print material. We provide access to over 100,000 ejournals and over 800,000 ebooks. We also have almost 200,000 streaming films and audio files. We added more than 41,000 items to the collections during the year.
  • Nearly 1.3 million people visited the Library last year to use our collections, databases, and services. “Virtual” visitors accessed our web pages millions of times.
  • We answered over 70,000 questions and provided nearly 1000 subject-specific and general classes, consultations, and tours to almost 25,000 University students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.
  • The Library purchases access to more than 350 research databases and maintains an online subject list of electronic databases by academic discipline. Off site access to many requires a current UNCG ID. Our research databases are searched more than a million times annually.
  • The University Libraries had more than 500 donors last year who donated a combined $134,000 to support the University Libraries. The Friends of the Library has 345 individual and corporate members, who donated a combined $102,000 to support the University Libraries.
  • The Carolina Consortium, organized by UNCG Libraries, enables academic libraries in North Carolina and South Carolina to use their bulk purchasing power to obtain favorable pricing on a variety of electronic resources that are of significant interest to the scholarly community. In 2016 the Carolina Consortium included 187 public libraries, community colleges, public universities, and private institutions of higher learning. The total amount the members paid to participate in the consortium deals was 340 million dollars less than if the member institutions had each paid independently.