Library by the Numbers
At-a-glance look at resources, people, spaces, and student engagement, at the Grand Valley State University Libraries.
Data is for the 2015-2016 Academic Year.
- eBooks 1,035,536
- Print Books 444,124
- Journals 68,744
- ScholarWorks 10,342
- DVD & VHS 6,642
- Floppy Disks 199
Language translations of Harry Potter Ten
~300 Research databases.
95,739 physical items borrowed
Number of skeletons Two
Number of times the skeletons were borrowed 620
Number of locations Five
Visits to all locations (except Seidman House) 1,171,119 Average 4,839 a day
Highest headcount in one place April 25, 2015 1,242 people in the Mary Idema Pew Library during Exam Cram.
48% sit in groups
52% sit alone
Tours given of the Mary Idema Pew Library 559 since 2013
38.5% of GVSU students received library instruction in a class
56.3% of first year students
Questions asked at the service desk 9,251 an additional 1,400 questions answered by roaming employees or by phone
Intellectual Events 53
Number of "how was your experience" responses 6,519
Average experience reported
- Dean 1
- Associate Deans 2
- Director 1
- Faculty 26
- Administrative Professionals 12
- Professional Support Staff 28