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 465 instruction sessions, reaching 14,105 students.

Did you know? Last year we offered 465 instruction sessions, reaching 14,105 students.

About UVic Libraries

(April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017)

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

  • 2,168,515 volumes
  • 1,422,198 microforms
  • 219,212 journal subscriptions
  • 21,504 cartographic items
  • 46,750 sound recordings
  • 35,949 music scores
  • 16,739 films and videos
  • 2,012 linear metres of manuscripts and archival materials

Online resources and services

(April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017)

  • 19,609 reference transactions
  • 427,284 logins to databases
  • 269,921 searches in databases
  • 1,472,846 successful full-text article requests

Physical facilites and annual use

(April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017

  • 2,377 seats and computers accessible to the UVic community
  • 1,302,921 yearly visits to the libraries' facilities (Mearns Centre for Learning only)
  • 308 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, 2016 to March 31, 2017)

  • 33 subject librarians supporting research across campus
  • 456 instruction sessions, reaching 14,105 students