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 2,203 seats in UVic Libraries accessible to students.

Did you know? There are 2,203 seats in UVic Libraries accessible to students.

Did you know? Last year we offered 586 instruction sessions, reaching 14,304 students.

Did you know? Last year we offered 586 instruction sessions, reaching 14,304 students.

About UVic Libraries

(April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019)

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

  • 2,196,849 volumes
  • 1,434,350 microforms
  • 266,304 journal subscriptions
  • 21,739 cartographic items
  • 46,750 sound recordings
  • 37,023 music scores
  • 17,674 films and videos
  • 2,161 linear metres of manuscripts and archival materials
 
 

Online resources and services

(April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019)

  • 3,702 reference questions answered online
  • 23,559 reference transactions
  • 364,156 searches in databases
  • 1,582,253 successful full-text article requests

Physical facilites and annual use

(April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019)

  • 2,203 seats and computers accessible to the UVic community
  • 1,831,031 yearly visits to the libraries' facilities (Mearns Centre for Learning only)
  • 205 public workstations
  • 15 kiosk lookup stations available for student and public use
  • 9 multimedia workstations in the Music & Media Commons
  • 45 lending laptops

Teaching, learning and research

(April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019)

  • 35 subject librarians supporting research across campus
  • 586 instruction sessions, reaching 14,304 students