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 2,377 seats in UVic Libraries accessible to students.

Did you know? There are 2,377 seats in UVic Libraries accessible to students.

Did you know? Last year we offered 724 instruction sessions, reaching 13,052 students.

Did you know? Last year we offered 724 instruction sessions, reaching 13,052 students.

About UVic Libraries

(April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018)

149 staff work at UVic Libraries, including 35 librarians. Library collections include:

  • 2,182,465 volumes
  • 1,431,859 microforms
  • 209,075 journal subscriptions
  • 21,618 cartographic items
  • 46,750 sound recordings
  • 36,496 music scores
  • 17,340 films and videos
  • 2,110 linear metres of manuscripts and archival materials
 

Online resources and services

(April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018)

  • 25,260 reference transactions
  • 490,949 logins to databases
  • 326,775  searches in databases
  • 1,536,317 successful full-text article requests

Physical facilites and annual use

(April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018)

  • 2,377 seats and computers accessible to the UVic community
  • 1,313,586 yearly visits to the libraries' facilities (Mearns Centre for Learning only)
  • 286 public workstations
  • 26 kiosk lookup stations available for student and public use
  • 14 multimedia workstations in the Music & Media Commons
  • 107 lending laptops

Teaching, learning and research

(April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018)

  • 33 subject librarians supporting research across campus
  • 724 instruction sessions, reaching 13,052 students