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Northwestern University Libraries Fast Facts 2013/2014
11th in holdings investment among U.S. private universities
 Annual expenditures: $27,297,112 at NUL; $32,849,225 including Galter and Law
Open 122 hours per week/ average 

Fast Facts about Collections:  Combined Total for NUL, Galter and Law
6,108,181 print and electronic volumes
4,646,759 microforms
22,495 linear feet of archives and manuscripts
228,275 maps
1,167,975 graphic images
157,944 audio files
39,864 film and video
166,067 print journals and 129,424 electronic journals
83.3 terabytes of unique digital content (NUL-produced)

Fast Facts about Services to Students and Faculty
664 classes and presentations reaching 9,096 students
20,902 reference questions answered
177,377 books circulated
48,318 items sent to other libraries; 39,340 items received from other libraries
4,528,002 successful full text article requests
7,161,386 page views on the Library website
1,774,577 visits from around the world

Fast Facts about Cataloging and Acquisitions  (NUL)
42,609 printed books and 255,119 e-books added through purchase and gift
64% of acquisitions expenditures are now for electronic materials
1,930 microforms added
17,060 maps added (sharp increase from a gift)
1,300 films and videos added
66,582 physical monograph items added
5,337 volumes given conservation treatment
4,717 volumes mass deacidified

Fast Facts about NUL Buildings

17 staffed service points
324 public computers (est.)
455,300 usable sq. feet of space in Evanston, and 113,700 in Chicago
15,000-17,000 of high-density secondary storage facility constructed in FY11

Fast Facts about Staff

127 professional staff
144 support staff
91 FTE student staff
310 staff at NUL; 362 total including Galter and Law

Northwestern University Library in Qatar:  

4 staff, 33,988 items (including 13,743 print titles, 7,964 videos and DVDs, and 9,832 streaming titles)
Opened in Fall of 2008. Planned final size about 35,000 items in 13,000 nsf.