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Cook Library by the Numbers


Cook Library by the Numbers

subpagepic As the academic year comes to an end, Cook Library wants to share the numbers behind some of our accomplishments from the last fiscal year.

· Cook Library has 635,002 print volumes
· Cook Library has 285,861 e-books
· Cook Library provides access to 236 electronic databases
· Cook Library provides access to 49,466 serials and journals
· Towson students, faculty, staff, and guests conducted 11,269,448 searches in library databases
· Towson students, faculty, staff, and guests requested full text articles from library databases 2,007,531 times
· Towson students, faculty, staff, and guests accessed 31,877 items in digital collections
· There were 982,973 virtual visits to the library website
· Library staff answered 5,733 questions using instant message and text messaging
· Library staff answered a total of 17,093 questions in-person, virtually, and via telephone
· Cook's Interlibrary Loan staff processed 6,326 requests from other libraries for items from our collection
· Cook's Interlibrary Loan staff processed 5,901 requests from Towson affiliates for items outside our collection
· There were 620,000 visits to the library
· Librarians conducted 885 instruction sessions
· 15,501 people attended library instruction sessions and programs
· There were 4,000 items for sale at the library's annual book sale in April

Written by Elaine Mael


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