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Fast Facts - Statistical Highlights

  • The University Libraries include Jackson Library and the Harold Schiffman Music Library in the School of Music, and the catalog includes the holdings of the Teaching Resource Center in the School of Education and the Multicultural Resource Center.
  • The University Libraries’ collections total more than 2.47 million printed books, federal and state documents, microforms, music scores, and other material. The bound volume total now stands at 1,235,797. We added more than 41,000 items to the collections during the year. We subscribe to more than 37,000 full-text electronic journals, and offer more than 331,000 electronic books.
  • More than 1.15 million people visited the Library last year to use our collections, databases, and services. “Virtual” visitors accessed our World-Wide Web pages more than 5.75 million times.
  • We have created and maintain over 5,000 unique Web pages and scripts containing over 3 gigabytes of data on subjects ranging from University Archives and Special Collections to new books to databases of our electronic journal holdings.
  • The Library purchases access to more than 370 databases with titles ranging from Abstracts in Anthropology to Wharton Research Data Services and maintains an online subject list of electronic databases by academic discipline. Access to many requires a current UNCG ID. Database usage increased to more than 867,000 sessions.
  • We answered over 54,000 reference and research questions and provided more than 650 subject-specific and general classes, consultations, and tours to more than 13,000 University students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.
  • The University Libraries had more than 600 donors last year who donated a combined $105,000 to support the University Libraries. The Friends of the Library has 447 individual and corporate members, who donated a combined $29,000 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 2012 the Carolina Consortium included nearly 250 community colleges, public universities, and private institutions of higher learning. The total amount the members paid to participate in the consortium deals was over 240 million dollars less than if the member institutions had each paid independently.