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 2021-2022

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: 349 book loans, 25 movie loans, 116 laptop loans, and 355 other equipment loans
  • Staff: 135 book loans, 15 movie loans, 3 laptop loans, and 30 other equipment loans
  • Faculty: 59 book loans, 19 movie loans, 2 laptop loans, and 27 other equipment loans

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

  • Main: 201
  • Class Reserves: 146
  • Diversity and Social Justice: 168
  • Children’s: 5
  • Easy Reading: 24
  • Graphic Novels: 12
  • Equipment: 62

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

  • Monday: 147 visits
  • Tuesday: 157 visits
  • Wednesday: 167 visits
  • Thursday: 152 visits
  • Friday: 45 visits

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

  • Upstairs: 81.12%
  • Downstairs: 63.48%
  • Computer Lab: 39.14%
  • Study Rooms: 23.94%

A scatter chart displaying the total patron visits per day from October 1st, 2021, through June 30th, 2022. A few key data points are called out in the graph:

  • The lowest number of patron visits was 16, near the end of March 2022.
  • The highest number of patron visits was 457, in mid-May 2022.
  • The average for the year overall was 131 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:

  • EBSCO and ProQuest numbers are about the same. Infobase's numbers are about a quarter to a half of EBSCO's numbers.
  • The highest count is in November 2021 at 5,285 items read.
  • The lowest count is in September 2021 at 209 items read.
  • The average per month is about 2,500 items read.