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Library Statistics: Home

Statistics measuring the use and size of library collections and services.

Presenting public data on the library collections and use, updated annually. For historic data and data pertaining to accreditation, a login is needed to access this page:  - contact library@emerson.edu for this.

Book and E-Book Titles and Usage
Year Titles Circulations or Views
2016 380,203 257,735
2017 317,728 250,553
2018 323,918 252,625
2019 340,794 271,233
2020 363,727 319,026
Total Research Database Usage
Year Articles and Other Resources Accessed
2016 393,347
2017 357,484
2018 363,491
2019 368,219
2020 480,812
Media Collection and Usage
Year Media Titles Playbacks
2016 29,558 12,610
2017 24,779 13,783
2018 37,575 13,823
2019 37,822 11,118
2020 37,953 10,388
Instruction Session Attendees and Reference Questions
Year Instruction Session Attendees Reference Questions Total
2016 2,648 3,457 6,105
2017 2,544 3,252 5,796
2018 2,256 5,509 7,765
2019 2,426 6,126 8,552
2020 1,693 7,430 9,123