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Schurz Library by the Numbers

STATISTICS

  • 229,110 times someone came through library gates
  • 149,056 visits to the library website
  • 5,524 reference questions; 144 research consultations, 7,909 directional
  • 37,959 books and media items circulated
  • 5,297 students received library instruction or tours
  • 6,602 items were interlibrary loaned; 1,943 articles or books from library delivered
  • 322,655 downloads from our licensed databases
  • 16,753 downloads from IU ScholarWorks, the online scholarly repository
  • Study rooms booked 2,837 hours, conference rooms 485 hours

SERVICES

  • 24/7 off-campus access to hundreds of e-journals and e-books
  • Open 95 hours a week
  • Ask-a-Librarian via chat, email and text
  • Research and Tech help in the Hammes Information Commons
  • Research consultations
  • Media equipment checkout

FACILITIES

  • 80,811 square feet on 6 floors, includes beautiful 5th floor atrium
  • 99 PCs and 6 Macs, plus various scanners; printing stations on 1st and 3rd floors
  • 16 study rooms (12 of which can be booked online); 2 bookable conference rooms
  • Quiet study floor - 2nd floor
  • Adaptive Technology Room on 1st floor
  • Coffee/snacks, TV, and microwave in Dorene Dwyer Hammes Media Commons & Café

COLLECTIONS 

  • 597,791 volumes
  • 95,169 e-journals and 194 current print serials
  • 364,405 e-books
  • 315 databases and aggregates
  • 6,316 musical scores, 2775 audio, 4973 film
  • 261,534  government publications
  • 1,364 linear feet of archival and historical material
  • 540 mg in Archives of Institutional Memory (AIM) and IU Scholarworks

Last Reviewed: 09/2015