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Circulation

Circulation by Item Location
LOCATION 2021-2022 2020-2021 2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018
Regular Collections 4,285 3,919 4,603 7,140 10,203
Government Publications 1 0 0 1 4
Permanent Reserves 60 71 176 243 293
Textbooks / Course Reserves 415 367 1,369 2,041 2,422
Maps 0 1 6 1 12
Popular Collection 223 377 354 730 848
Faculty Publications Shelf 11 6 13 8 24
Media Center / Music Media 36 25 71 141 210
Craft Center - Smithville 30 73 57 130 229
Women's Center 22 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Technology Equipment 3,413 824 25,434 52,528 100,188
Umbrellas 586 245 965 1,850 1,263
TOTALS 9,084 5,908 33,048 64,813 115,696
Circulation by Patron Type
PATRON TYPE 2021-2022 2020-2021 2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018
Undergraduate Student 4,915 2,451 26,941 58,947 106,417
Graduate Student 814 485 1,399 2,314 3,454
Faculty / Staff 1,203 1,124 1,279 1,754 1,695
Community Patron 329 499 612 970 1,086
TOTALS 7,259 4,559  30,231  63,985 112,652
These totals do not equal the circulation by item location totals because this table does not include items that circulate through InterLibrary Loan for other libraries.
Volpe Library Circulation by Call Number
(books and media*, all locations, not renewals)
Call Number 2021-2022 2020-2021 2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018
A (General Works) 10 3 20 9 10
B (Philosophy, Psychology, Religion) 235 334 456 663 666
C (Auxiliary Sciences of History) 20 8 23 50 36
D (World History) 307 295 436 562 812
E-F (History of the Americas) 356 330 332 535 695
G (Geography, Anthropology, Recreation) 151 164 148 260 402
H (Social Sciences) 418 526 447 692 904
J (Political Science) 49 77 49 45 87
K (Law) 31 33 33 68 93
L (Education) 287 193 295 406 459
M (Music) 372 209 263 732 1,054
N (Fine Arts) 156 244 161 242 306
P (Language and Literature) 848 872 870 1,332 1,779
Q (Science) 489 361 479 703 1,474
R (Medicine) 138 154 291 354 632
S (Agriculture) 84 124 123 142 233
T (Technology) 403 393 387 607 947
U (Military Science) 17 20 13 35 65
V (Naval Science) 14 6 1 13 10
Z (Bibliography, Library Science) 37 30 36 74 69
TOTALS 4,422 4,376 4,863 7,524 10,733

*only includes faculty display shelf, permanent reserves, music media, oversized, and the main circulating collection.

Notes

2021-2022: This year the Women's Center began using our library system for their library checkouts. Overall, circulation increased as pandemic restrictions and behaviors were more relaxed except for the main library collection.

2020-2021:  There was much less library traffic due to COVID-19.  Library circulation of the collections was fairly steady except for decreases in textbook/course reserves, popular collection, and umbrellas.  TechCheck was closed until spring semester and then only circulated laptops, which resulted in drastic decreases in technology circulation.

2019-2020: Circulation was suspended after the university went to online classes only in March 2020 through June 30, 2020.

2018-2019: Circulation was decreased by approximately 43% this year, mainly due to the drastic reduction in four-hour technology checkouts.  The TechCheck desk moved back under ITS' management and was relocated by the IT Help Desk.  Additionally, circulation was down in almost all call number ranges and every item location except umbrellas, which increased by approximately 600 checkouts.

2017-2018: Total circulation decreased for the first time since laptop checkouts began. Circulation in most areas was the same as last year or decreased with the exception of course reserves, which increased due to additional available textbooks.

2016-2017: Overall circulation increased again, mostly due to laptop checkouts. This was the first full year all student technology checkouts were at the front desk. The four-day equipment increased due to calculators and the newly-added umbrellas. Circulation of the regular collection increased in almost every call number range.

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