Facts and figures

Did you know? UVic Libraries holds over 2.1 million volumes.

Did you know? UVic Libraries holds over 2.1 million volumes.

Did you know? There are 2,387 seats in UVic Libraries accessible to students.

Did you know? There are 2,387 seats in UVic Libraries accessible to students.

Did you know? Last year we offered 555 instruction sessions, reaching 12,821 students.

Did you know? Last year we offered 555 instruction sessions, reaching 12,821 students.

About UVic Libraries

147 staff work at UVic Libraries, including 33 librarians. Library collections include:

  • 2,156,171 million volumes
  • 1,406,063 million microforms
  • 175,263 journal subscriptions
  • 21,234 cartographic items
  • 42,630 sound recordings
  • 35,216 music scores
  • 16,292 films and videos
  • 1,983 linear metres of manuscripts and archival materials

Online resources and services

  • Approximately 3,702 reference questions answered online
  • 125,623 logins to databases
  • 339,086 searches in databases
  • 1,545,672 successful full-text article requests

Physical facilites and annual use

  • 2,387 seats and computers accessible to the UVic community
  • 2,185,006 yearly visits to the libraries' facilities (Mearns Centre for Learning only)
  • 297 public workstations
  • 33 kiosk lookup stations available for student and public use
  • 13 multimedia workstations in the Music & Media Commons
  • 64 lending laptops

Teaching, learning and research

  • 33 subject librarians supporting research across campus
  • 555 instruction sessions, reaching 12,821 students