Library Data Dashboard

Fiscal Year Services Snapshot

2016 2015
Website Visitors 1,836,267 1,445,130
Walk-in Visitors 1,054,689 1,076,571
Study Rooms Usage 26,569 26,466
Article Downloads 984,993 932,737
eBook Downloads 811,037 547,867
Streaming Media Views 357,911 470,072
PDXScholar Downloads 458,031 457,225
Materials Circulated 225,244 242,575
Borrowed from Other Libraries 47,959 47,749
Reference Questions 25,527 18,715
Instruction Session Attendees 9,870 10,564

Fiscal years:
July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016
July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

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University Library Collections

Books, Journals, and More 1,430,929
eBooks 1,011,676
eJournals 85,772
Streaming Media 134,774
Microforms 2,592,288
Government Documents 406,893
Audiovisual Materials 134,715
Special Collections 23,410
Repository (PDXScholar) 11,914
Total 5,832,371
Snapshot as of June 30, 2016


Faculty & Staff (FTE)

  • 30 Librarians/ Professionals
  • 31 Classified Staff
  • 14 Student Workers

Visits & Study Room Usage

Nearly 3 million people visit the Library and its website annually; students heavily use the online study room reservation tool.

Over one million people visited the Library last year, and nearly 1.5 million visited the PSU Library website.

Students check out study rooms more than 3,000 times per month.

Use of Electronic Resources: eBooks, Streaming Media, Articles & PDXScholar

Users access eBooks, streaming media and other online content 2.4 million times in an average year.

About one million articles were downloaded from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

Online content is increasingly popular at PSU Library.

Circulation & Resource Sharing

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members borrow a high volume of books, videos, and other items from PSU Collections and beyond.

In one month, users may borrow more than 28,000 PSU-owned items.

Users borrow over 18,000 books and 8,000 pieces of equipment (laptops, headphones, calculators, adapters and more) in our busiest month.

At peak times, students, faculty and staff borrow over 4,000 items per month from nearby academic libraries via Summit regional resource sharing.

Students, faculty and staff borrow more than a thousand items per month from worldwide libraries beyond the regional consortium.

Reference & Instruction

Help is available via chat, email, phone and in person, and many students attend librarian-led classes to improve their research methodologies.

In one month, more than 2,000 people may visit the reference desk.

Over 3,000 students attend instruction sessions in the busiest month.