UofA Libraries Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures last updated September 2019.

Collections

print and electronic collections exceeding 5.4 million titles and over 8 million volumes including:

  • more than 140,000 scholarly ejournals across disciplines from a wide range of publishers
  • over 1.92 million ebooks accessible via a variety of formats
  • over 806 online databases
  • over over 45,000 items in ERA: Education & Research Archive, UAlberta’s institutional repository
  • over 45 hosted open access journals
  • over 3,800 research data files available in Dataverse
  • more than 120,000 digitized books, 67,000 newspaper issues, and 20,000 images and maps related to the Canadian prairies and beyond

Spaces

Over 6,000 seats in 10 locations

  • over 700 Windows and over 150 Mac workstations , equipped with a wide range of browsers and office productivity software
  • over 85 bookable study and practice presentation rooms varied in size and setup.
  • designated common, quiet and silent areas, which have everything from individual carrels and comfortable soft seating to silent, technology free zones and large quiet reading rooms
  • a 24/7 study space, on the lower and first levels of Cameron Library
  • 98 PC laptops, 41 MacBook, 4 digital cameras, and 2 video cameras available for loan
  • 5 3D printers available, in partnership with the Faculty of Science

Annually

  • over 480,000 circulations
  • over over 8,000 items borrowed via ILL for UAL users and over 36,000 items lent via ILL to external users
  • open 168 hours per week fall/winter term
  • 2.8 million visitors to our physical libraries
  • over 2.5 million views of UAL home page
  • over over 150,000 research questions answered via our physical and virtual service points
  • over 478 classes taught to more than 13,159 students, faculty, staff, and community members

UofA Press Facts

  • Over 1200 editions created
  • 731 titles in print
  • Over 1000 authors
  • Almost 100 Open Access titles
  • 20 titles published annually
  • 8 full-time employees