University Libraries
1973 - 2016

Year Total Volumes Users Items Circulated Articles Viewed Database Searches
Number % Change Number % Change Number % Change Number % Change Number % Change
1973 690,551 7.1 386,967   255,446          
1974 740,196 7.2 448,596 15.9 314,066 22.9        
1975 783,515 5.9 471,860 5.2 304,260 -3.1        
1976 841,441 7.4 576,059 22.1 317,805 4.5        
1977 926,901 10.2 582,787 1.2 346,740 9.1        
1978 984,037 6.2 704,817 20.9 390,374 12.6        
1979 1,042,169 5.9 736,171 4.4 451,217 15.6        
1980 1,085,467 4.2 807,083 9.6 440,441 -2.4        
1981 1,122,343 3.4 787,404 -2.4 335,916 -23.7        
1982 1,164,181 3.7 835,543 6.1 347,417 3.4        
1983 1,219,331 4.7 844,533 1.1 342,130 -1.5        
1984 1,274,386 4.5 797,398 -5.6 358,899 4.9        
1985 1,324,817 4.0 820,293 2.9 369,238 2.9        
1986 1,383,165 4.4 843,100 2.8 364,354 -1.3        
1987 1,451,974 5.0 804,010 -4.6 330,867 -9.2        
1988 1,518,131 4.6 798,539 -0.7 311,395 -5.9        
1989 1,582,126 4.2 800,249 0.2 386,609 24.2        
1990 1,659,719 4.9 833,963 4.2 414,825 7.3        
1991 1,728,832 4.2 872,573 4.6 480,223 15.8        
1992 **2,058,211 19.1 939,765 7.7 520,146 8.3        
1993 2,140,856 4.0 890,100 -5.3 494,024 -5.0        
1994 2,233,727 4.3 862,045 -3.2 501,643 1.5        
1995 2,303,326 3.1 824,323 -4.4 519,385 3.5        
1996 2,401,321 4.3 833,000 1.1 501,743 -3.4        
1997 2,464,666 2.6 820,595 -1.5 454,379 -9.4        
1998 2,504,557 1.6 613,559 -25.2 336,269 -26.0        
1999 2,545,463 1.6 544,931 -11.2 232,599 -30.8        
2000 2,591,255 1.8 644,804 18.3 221,441 -4.8        
2001 2,628,411 1.4 653,684 1.4 178,567 -19.4        
2002 2,672,386 1.7 706,849 8.1 179,789 0.7        
2003 2,724,011 1.9 799,241 13.1 232,945 29.6        
2004 2,767,765 1.6 1,093,920 36.9 195,153 -16.2        
2005 2,938,859 6.2 1,118,428 2.2 244,036 25.0        
2006 2,984,279 1.5 *1,837,577 64.3 241,979 -0.8        
2007 3,016,986 1.1 1,874,329 2.0 237,175 -2.0        
2008 3,053,468 1.2 1,881,092 0.4 194,083 -18.2        
2009 3,459,542 13.3 1,860,532 -1.1 194,683 0.3        
2010 3,472,547 0.4 1,861,808 0.1 187,249 -3.8        
2011 3,493,272 0.6 1,873,974 0.7 175,849 -6.1        
2012 ***4,317,592 23.6 1,786,315 -4.7 183,381 4.3 1,470,404   2,127,505  
2013 4,385,003 1.6 1,747,695 -2.2 159,029 -13.3 1,330,330 -9.5 2,245,515 5.5
2014 4,416,728 0.7 1,724,512 -1.3 134,157 -15.6 1,335,355 0.4 2,633,384 17.3
2015 4,501,719 1.9 1,700,835 -1.4 115,320 -14.0 1,329,641 -0.4 2,100,424 -20.2
2016 4,548,150 1.0 ****1,568,132 -7.8 111,937 -2.9 1,272,684 -4.3 1,967,044 -6.4

For all libraries (Ralph Brown Draughon Library; Library of Architecture, Design & Construction; and Veterinary Medical Library).
*Library hours expanded to 24/5.
**First year cataloged government documents included in count.
***First year cataloged E-books included in count.
****Mell Street Classroom construction began.

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