Library Usage Data Visualization

The Library offers study spaces, physical and electronic materials to support learning, and librarians to guide research and use of library materials. This page provides a snapshot of how students and patrons make use of our space and services.

Academic Year 2022-2023

Text Descriptions of Graphs

A column chart displaying the total physical loans made, by type of item (books, movies, laptops, other equipment) and type of patron (student, staff, faculty).

  • Students: 825 book loans, 41 movie loans, 384 laptop loans, and 426 other equipment loans
  • Staff: 185 book loans, 4 movie loans, 9 laptop loans, and 31 other equipment loans
  • Faculty: 106 book loans, 17 movie loans, 6 laptop loans, and 22 other equipment loans

A bar chart displaying the total physical items purchased for each collection within the Library.

  • Main: 114
  • Class Reserves: 20
  • Diversity and Social Justice: 81
  • Children’s: 8
  • Easy Reading: 605
  • Graphic Novels: 5
  • Equipment: 190

A column chart displaying the average number of patron visits to the Library on a given weekday.

  • Monday: 195 visits
  • Tuesday: 194 visits
  • Wednesday: 203 visits
  • Thursday: 161 visits
  • Friday: 47 visits

A column chart displaying the percentage of open hours during which students were present in a given area in the Library.

  • Upstairs: 85.02%
  • Downstairs: 69.25%
  • Computer Lab: 42.33%
  • Study Rooms: 50.99%

A scatter chart displaying the total patron visits per day from July 1st, 2022, through June 30th, 2023. A few key data points are called out in the graph:

  • The lowest number of patron visits was 10, in mid-December 2022.
  • The highest number of patron visits was 409, at the end of September 2022.
  • The average for the year overall was 166 patron visits per day.

A stacked-column chart displaying the items read via subscribed databases per month. The databases include EBSCO, ProQuest and Infobase. The highlights are as follows:

  • ProQuest consistently has the most items read.
  • EBSCO’s and Infobase’s numbers vary widely, but each average at about half of ProQuest’s numbers.
  • The highest count is in November 2022 at 3,912 items read.
  • The lowest count is in September 2022 at 120 items read.
  • The average per month is about 1,630 items read.