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Northwestern University Libraries Fast Facts 2014/15
12th of private ARL member institutions in the ARL Investment Index
Annual expenditures: $28,281,636; $34,779,518 including Galter and Law
Open 122 hours per week/average

Fast Facts about Collections: Combined Total for NUL, Galter, and Law
6,785,609 print and electronic volumes
4,650,548 microforms
23,986  linear feet of archives and manuscripts
228,424 maps
119,455 graphic images
215,885 audio files
68,097 film and video
193,774 print journals and 158,013 electronic journals
201 terabytes of unique digital content (NUL-produced)

Fast Facts about Services to Students and Faculty
674 classes and presentations reaching 14,094 students
17,707 reference questions answered
144,561 books circulated
40,359 items sent to other libraries; 44,826 items received from other libraries
4,423,602 successful full text article requests
2,836,740 page views on the Library websites
1,117,127 visits from around the world

Fast Facts about the Cataloging and Acquisitions (NUL)
64,447 printed books and 71,350 e-books added through purchase and gift
62% of acquisitions expenditures are now for electronic materials
1,508 microforms added
42 maps added
18,357 films and videos added (includes streaming video titles)
66,617 physical monograph items added
5,849 items given conservation treatment
556 volumes mass deacidified

Fast Facts about NUL Buildings
15 staffed service points
336 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
132 professional staff
125 support staff
90 FTE student staff
299 staff at NUL, 347 total including Galter and Law

Northwestern University Library in Qatar
5.5 staff, 49.848 items (including 16,968 print titles, 11,588 videos and DVDs, and 21,292 streaming titles)