Fast Facts - Statistical Highlights (2020-2021)

  • The University Libraries include the Walter Clinton Jackson Library and the Harold Schiffman Music Library in the Music Building. Our library catalog also includes the holdings of the Teaching Resources Center, and the Intercultural 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 125,000 ejournals and 1.3 million ebooks. We also have almost 300,000 streaming films and audio files. We added 400,000 items to the collections during the year, and our print and electronic materials were used 7.6 million times.
  • Over 200,000 people visited the Library in-person last year and there were millions “Virtual” visitors accessed our online resources, collections, and services.
  • We answered 15,000 questions and provided 560 subject-specific and general classes, consultations, and tours to more than 10,000 University students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.
  • The Library purchases access to more than 800 research databases. Off-site access to many requires a current UNCG ID. Our research databases are searched more than a million times annually.
  • 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 2020 the Carolina Consortium included 176 public libraries, seminary schools, community colleges, public universities, and private institutions of higher learning. The total amount the members paid to participate in the consortium deals was 421 million dollars less than if the member institutions had each paid independently.
  • The UNCG Libraries built and host the Digital Library on American Slavery, a large, award winning database of American enslavement era records. DLAS receives extensive use by genealogists, historians, and other researchers.