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Northwestern University Libraries Fast Facts 2013/14
11th in holdings investment among U.S. private universities
Annual expenditures: $27,830,148; $34,313,925 including Galter and Law
Open 122 hours per week/average

Fast Facts about Collections: Combined Total for NUL, Galter, and Law
6,251,124 print and electronic volumes
4,649,040 microforms
23,235  linear feet of archives and manuscripts
228,382 maps
117,747 graphic images
159,250 audio files
49,740 film and video
179,632 print journals and 158,013 electronic journals
133 terabytes of unique digital content (NUL-produced)

Fast Facts about Services to Students and Faculty
762 classes and presentations reaching 10,289 students
19,836 reference questions answered
154,374 books circulated
39,687 items sent to other libraries; 44,740 items received from other libraries
4,100,819 successful full text article requests
6,607,427 page views on the Library websites
1,534,119 visits from around the world

Fast Facts about the Cataloging and Acquisitions (NUL)
56,691 printed books and 174,852 e-books added through purchase and gift
64% of acquisitions expenditures are now for electronic materials
2281 microforms added
107 maps added
9,876 films and videos added (includes streaming video titles)
142,943 physical monograph items added
5510 items given conservation treatment
3087 volumes mass deacidified

Fast Facts about NUL Buildings
16 staffed service points
347 public computers
528,130 usable sq. feet of space in Evanston and 11,690 in Chicago
19,185 high-density secondary storage

Fast Facts about Staff
140 professional staff
134 support staff
87 FTE student staff
361 staff at NUL, 411 total including Galter and Law

Northwestern University Library in Qatar
77 staff, 43,208 items (including 13,001 print titles, 8470 videos and DVDs, and 20962 streaming titles)