Library by the Numbers

assignment Instruction

In Academic Year 2019-20, Mines librarians held instruction sessions for 133 sections attended by 4,585 students

We recorded 40,135 views of library how-to guides

Instruction sessions, academic years 2019-2020

leaderboard Research

As of 2019, the Mines Institutional Repository holds 10,693 items, including:

  • 2,477 Theses and Dissertations
  • 275 Student Research Publications
  • 7,735 Archival/Special Collections items

In 2020, we recorded 25,959 downloads from the IR

In 2019-20:

We conducted 25 Modern Researcher 501 Workshops with 342 participants

Research librarians completed 1,235 reference transactions

We recorded 83,494 visits to Library Research Guides

event Outreach & Engagement

In 2019-20, the library held 37 events with a total of 1,404 participants

Participants by event type

lock_open Open Educational Resources (OER)

Awarded $83,000 in OER grants over two years to fund 23 faculty projects

Mines OER initiatives have saved approximately $476,000 to date in required and supplemental course material costs

local_library Collection

The Library collection currently holds:

720,683 E-books
215,230 E-journals
105,999 Print Books

In Calendar Year 2020, we recorded the following full-text retrievals from E-Resources:

  • E-Journals: 687,522
  • E-Books: 288,659

In 2019-20, the library loaned:

  • 5,554 Mines-owned items
  • 4,909 items via Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
  • 968 items via Prospector regional lending
  • 3,192 items from Gadgets to Go equipment check-out

group Building & Spaces

In 2018-2019, we recorded an increase in use of library facilities, including:

  • 283,138 visits
  • 9,686 study room bookings
Library visits by academic year