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Facts and Figures

The UCR Library is comprised of four libraries: the Tomás Rivera Library, the Raymond L. Orbach Science Library, the Music Library, and the Multimedia Library. Serving as an Information Commons and a primary intellectual center within the University, the UCR Libraries provide access to more than 3,214,420 volumes (401,191 of which are e-books), 94,770 paid electronic journals, 2,908 print serial subscriptions, and 2.3 million micro formats. The Library's technology infrastructure provides more than 400 public workstations in the Library with a wide range of productivity and specialized software. These allow users to do their research by using the Library's licensed resources and the Internet, as well as complete entire assignments by creating and editing documents. Users also have access to public printing, scanning, and the wireless network. The Library's mobile app also provides convenient and easy access to the catalog, hours, Ask-a-Librarian service, and much more.

The UCR Library is also the home of extensive archives, among them, the world-class Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy; the Petko Collection on the History of the Book and Printing; the Rupert Costo Library of the American Indian; the Tuskegee Airmen Archive; the Water Resources Collections and Archives; and the 2,455 volume Chou Collection, representing 5,000 years of Chinese literature, history, science, politics and culture.

The Library is a member of the U.S. Federal Depository Library System and one of the 116 members of the prestigious Association of Research Libraries (ARL), representing the largest research libraries in the United States and Canada.

2011 - 2012 UCR Library Statistics

Resource Statistics

Volumes held 3,214,420
Microfilms/microfiche 2,323,905
Electronic databases 663
Serial subscriptions 87,692
Electronic journals Not Avail.
E-books 490,490
Government documents 281,612
Archives and manuscripts 5573
Public use computers/scholar’s workstations 352

Service and Use Statistics

Annual attendance 1,447,497
Hours open per week 93.5
Annual use of materials 184,580
Annual Interlibrary loans
    Lent
    Borrowed

22,362
21,047
Reference & research questions 24,552
Bibliographic Instruction classes taught 783
Transactions on online catalog &
    Library Information System
4,004,032
Digital articles accessed 22,982,807

Staff Size

Professional Staff 45 FTE
Support Staff 81 FTE
Total 126 FTE


Last modified: 9/10/2014 10:56 AM by A. Dolan-Mescal

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