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, 2019 to March 31, 2020)

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

  • 2,187,541 volumes
  • 1,434,727 microforms
  • 260,288 journal subscriptions
  • 21,916 cartographic items
  • 37,680 music scores
  • 18,289 films and videos
  • 2,283 linear metres of manuscripts and archival materials
 
 

Online resources and services

(April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020)

  • 2,434 reference questions answered online
  • 17,577 reference transactions
  • 1,876,607 successful full-text article requests

Physical facilites and annual use

(April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020)

  • 2,203 seats and computers accessible to the UVic community
  • 1,258,141 yearly visits to the libraries' facilities (Mearns Centre for Learning only)
  • 178 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, 2019 to March 31, 2020)

  • 35 subject librarians supporting research across campus
  • 571 instruction sessions, reaching 12,308 students