Library



FALL OF:  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010 
 LIBRARY COLLECTIONS          
 Number of Volumes 1,009,122  1,017,742  1,021,673  1,034,567  1,034,168 
 % change 1.4%  0.9%  0.4%  1.3%  0.0% 
           
 Books Added Since Prior Year 14,279  13,724  16,495  15,841  12,938 
 % change -1.1%  -3.9%  20.2%  -4.0%  -18.3% 
           
 Number of Documents, All Formats 447,028  443,826  441,692  444,293  434,216 
 % change -1.3%  -0.7%  -0.5%  0.6%  -2.3% 
           
 Audiovisual Material, Total Number 25,315  27,477  28,762  29,499  29,864 
 % change 9.3%  8.5%  4.7%  2.6%  1.2% 
           
 Number of Print & Microform
 Periodical Titles, current 1
1,666  1,322  1,300  1,275  915 
 Number of Electronic
 Periodical Titles, current 2
7,455  16,947  17,551  26,139  26,380 
 % change 44.8%  100.3%  3.2%  45.4%  -0.4% 
           
 Number of Electronic Databases 155  194  219  309  305 
           
 LOAN TRANSACTIONS          
 Total Circulation, Non-Reserve
 Materials 3
56,546  50,289  50,028  51,110  50,654 
 % change -2.4%  -11.1%  -0.5%  2.2%  -0.9% 
           
 Total Circulation, Reserve Materials 4 132,639  122,492  124,943  139,964  125,140 
 % change -4.3%  -7.7%  2.0%  12.0%  -10.6% 
           
 Interlibrary Loans to Other Libraries 5 9,757  10,258  10,746  12,318  14,108 
 % change 14.6%  5.1%  4.8%  14.6%  14.5% 
           
 Interlibrary Loans Received for Bowdoin
 Community
15,178  16,926  15,431  16,988  16,540 
 % change 5.7%  11.5%  -8.8%  10.1%  -2.6% 
           
 Loans to Colby or Bates 6 3,007  2,554  2,244  2,752  3,557 
 % change 20.2%  -15.1%  -12.1%  22.6%  29.3% 
           
 Borrowed from Colby or Bates 6 4,470  4,922  4,724  5,133  5,795 
 % change 5.1%  10.1%  -4.0%  8.7%  12.9% 
           
 LIBRARY INSTRUCTION          
 Number of Instructional Sessions by
 Librarians
125  125  115  136  127 
           
 Number of Instructional Session
 Attendees
1,794  1,824  1,668  2,011  1,776 

1 Number of Print & Microform Periodical Titles, current: Some periodical titles are duplicated in print and electronic format.
2 Number of Electronic Periodical Titles, current: Includes both current e-periodical titles and archival backfile titles.
3 Total Circulation, Non-Reserve Materials: Users now have access to many electronic periodical subscriptions, full-text periodical databases and e-books; these statistics reflect circulation of print resources only and not electronic resources usage statistics.
4 Total Circulation, Reserve Materials: Includes access statistics for e-reserves and print materials.
5 Interlibrary Loans to Other Libraries: Reflects overall loan statistics and includes loans among Colby, Bates, Bowdoin and libraries that participate in Maine Info Net and NExpress, two resource-sharing initiatives.
6 Loans to and Borrowed from Colby or Bates: Does not include CBB journal article loaning or borrowing.


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Maintained by Margaret Allen, Bowdoin College Office of Institutional Research
Last Update: December 2, 2010
E-mail: mallen2@bowdoin.edu

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