Statistical Highlights

Consistently ranked as one of the top ten academic research libraries in North America, the University Library makes available an extraordinary array of resources and services. The University Library has physical locations throughout the University of Michigan campus and offers a wealth of resources in traditional as well as digital formats. The Library's expert staff is committed to helping patrons tap into the full potential of these information resources and to providing a full spectrum of assistance for research and teaching. Staff help students at every step in their educational career and work closely with faculty and graduate students to support their research needs.


  University Library All Campus Libraries *
Volumes 13,468,541 14,857,527
Total Current Serials 199,732  
Items in Deep Blue (Institutional Repository)   113,634
Downloads from Deep Blue   8,730,125
E-book Sections Downloaded  5,280,917  
E-journal Articles Downloaded  17,288,461 17,579,533
Reference Transactions 45,022 55,632
Library Presentations 1.261 1,571
Participants in Group Presentations 30,716 36,166
Circulation 486,093  
Interlibrary Loans Provided 59,602 62,146
Interlibrary Loans Received 42,839 43,828
Professional Staff (FTE) 158 214
Support Staff (FTE) 296 334
Student Assistants (FTE) 77 98
Materials $23,661,086 $27,683,325
Salaries & Wages $29,602,478 $36,068,925
Visitors to the Library 4,239,355 4,369,543
*This is the data reported on the Association of Research Libraries Statistics Survey
It represents combined data for University Library, Bentley Library, Clements Library, Law Library, and Kresge Library Services.

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Last modified: 06/14/2018