Library Collection Snapshot
Do you ever wonder exactly how much stuff is in the library? So do we. At the end of each academic year, we gather statistics to keep track of how the collection changes. As of June 30, 2015, the library’s collection looked like this:
- 259,310 physical volumes (including bound periodicals)
- 65,000 e-books available anywhere, anytime, in every subject.
- Half a million online primary sources, including books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and other historical documents, in Early English Books Online and Eighteenth Century Collections Online, The London Times Digital Archive, The New York Times online with index, and the ProQuest History Vault’s NAACP Papers
- 118,511 unique e-journal titles, available through e-journal packages like Science Direct, SAGE Journals Online, SpringerLink, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, individual subscription, and over 400 databases
- 46,885 streaming videos from such collections as Alexander Street Press Academic Video Online and Films on Demand Master Academic Video Collection
- 1,644,900 musical tracks in all genres online from Naxos Music Library
- 843,877 total microform units, including The Fort Myers News-Press, government documents, ERIC, and other periodicals
Many of these items are not actually “in” the library at all, but are online journals, books, mp3s and streaming videos available to users 24/7, for the convenience of those doing work from afar or completing assignments at the very last minute. Don’t worry that we are losing the books: we have a robust print collection as well as a growing new popular fiction collection just across from Starbucks and the current magazines and newspapers.