Facts and figures

April 2022⁠—March 2023

View of the McPherson Library from the quad on a sunny day.

Did you know? UVic Libraries provides access to over 4,115,277 physical and electronic resources.

Students gather to study in the Mearns Centre stairwell

Did you know? There are over 2,000 seats in UVic Libraries accessible to students.

A class of students studies archival materials

Did you know? Last year we delivered 787 classes on library and archival resources.

About UVic Libraries

138 employees

Over 956,000 visits to UVic Libraries

Over 29,400 study room bookings

Support and instruction

1,023,787 unique website views

292,751 views of library research guides

12,864 research help questions answered

787 classes delivered by library staff

13 partnerships on grant-funded research

Library collections

UVic Libraries provides access to over:

  • 4,115,277 physical and electronic resources
  • 199,373 journals
  • 985 databases

Special Collections and University Archives

2,415.4 linear metres of manuscripts and archival materials

6,252 uses of materials in-house

Community and outreach

3,496 active community card holders

17 public events