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Information about Library Services.

The Library In Numbers

University of Essex Library Services Stats - Infographic


Annual statistics for September 2018 to July 2019:

  • Printstock (books on shelves): 1,185,179
  • E-books: 656,887
  • Study spaces: 1,463
  • Desks with PCs: 293
  • Loanable laptops: 48
  • Total number of unique loans (items borrowed): 134,848
  • Total number of users entering the library: 654,655
  • Full-text article accessed by our users: 1,354,465
  • Print books added to collection: 14,676
  • E-books added to collection: 12,042
  • Person-hours of digital/information literacy training received by users: 8,440
  • Number of interlibrary loans requests sent to other libraries: 2,828