University of Dubuque


By The Numbers

The Building

  • Average daily gate count during academic year: 1,125
  • Busiest months: October (1,863/day gate count), November (1,553/day), September (1,297/day), and February (1,055/day)

The Collection

  • Total number of volumes: 182,502 (collection grew .5%)
  • Total number of multimedia: 3,051 (collection grew 22%)
  • Total number of books added: 3,547 (1% more than last year)
  • Total number of books and bound periodicals deleted: 3,379

  • Total multimedia added: 557 (15.5% less than last year)
  • Total number of print periodical titles: 417 (collection down 2.6% from last year)
  • Total number of digital periodical titles: 23,460 (collection grew 14%)

  • Average price of a book: $26
  • Average price of a periodical: $118
  • Average price of a database: $1,628
  • Average price of a multimedia: $30

  • Circulation (includes renewals and reserves): 29,311 (up 19%)
  • Most circulated book: Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Most circulated (in-house) magazine: National Geographic Kids
  • Most used database: Academic Search Premier (37,151 searches)
  • Most circulated film: Vicar of Dibley and Happy Feet

Interlibrary Loan

Who helps our students? We received articles from:

Who wants our stuff? We sent books and articles to:

From UD students and faculty

  • "Thanks, Anne Marie. You librarians are up there next to the saints!"
  • "Thanks! I was lost in the library jungle! Your help is appreciated."
  • "I just want to thank you for coming and speaking to our class on our upcoming research paper."
  • "This is fantastic! I had no idea we had so much material. This will really jumpstart the course."
  • "Thank you so very much. Your grace-filled competence and leadership is much appreciated!"

From other librarians

  • "Wow! You all did a wonderful job presenting on a really meaningful project. It was one of the best sessions I attended." (LOEX presentation evaluation)
  • "Everyone loved your program and now we want to try to implement a version of it for next fall!" (LOEX)
  • "Thanks so much!!!!! You guys are GREAT!" (Loras College Library Director, after curriculum mapping consultation)