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 14,217,179 15,669,216
Total Current Serials 221,979  
Items in Deep Blue (Institutional Repository)   119,874
Downloads from Deep Blue   10,036,823
E-book Sections Downloaded  6,350,012  
E-journal Articles Downloaded  11,502,431 12,028,675
Reference Transactions 40,864 52,478
Library Presentations 1,348 1,618
Participants in Group Presentations 35,605 39,236
Circulation 483,551  
Interlibrary Loans Provided 69,129 71,024
Interlibrary Loans Received 43,366 44,222
Professional Staff (FTE) 163 221
Support Staff (FTE) 302 343
Student Assistants (FTE) 63 83
Materials $24,324,828 $27,934,437
Salaries & Wages $27,903,258 $34,503,244
Visitors to the Library 4,239,355 4,366,803
*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: 02/28/2019