Facts and figures

April 2021⁠—March 2022

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

Did you know? UVic Libraries provides access to over 3,885,500 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 289 classes on library and archival resources.

About UVic Libraries

140 employees

Since September 2021 return to in-person:

  • More than 627,000 visits to UVic Libraries
  • Over 20,000 study room bookings

Support and instruction

1,182,733 unique website views

271,229 views of library research guides

32,069 user requests answered

289 classes delivered on library and archival resources

5,856 participants in digital skills workshops (on 3D printing, podcasting, data visualization, and more)

Library collections

UVic Libraries provides access to over:

  • 3,885,500 physical and electronic resources
  • 161,900 journals
  • 850 databases

Special Collections and University Archives

2,283 linear metres of manuscripts and archival materials

4,266 uses of materials in-house

Community and outreach

3,224 active community card holders

6 public events:

  • on the Verge publication launch: 8 April 2021
  • KULA: Indigenous Knowledges launch: 22 June 2021
  • on the Verge writing workshop (part of UVic 5 Days of Action): 19 November 2021
  • Resident Wikipedian lecture (with Electronic Textual Cultures Lab): 27 October 2021
  • Lawrence Hill lecture (with Greater Victoria Public Libraries): 7 February 2022
  • on the Verge publication launch: 8 April 2022