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Library Statistics: Library Statistics

The tables below contain various metrics demonstrating the usage of the Library.

  • Spring consist of January 1 through the end of April,
  • Summer is May 1 through the end of July, and
  • Fall represents August 1 through the end of December.

Circulation

Semester & Year Item Check Outs Top 3 Most Popular Items
Fall 2013 335 no data
Spring 2014 267 no data
Summer 2014 176 no data
Fall 2014 8401 Laptops, Media Room, Headphones
Spring 2015 761 Media Room, Conference Room (Study Room), Laptops
Summer 2015 101 The Waverley novels, Headphones, Follow the Leader
Fall 2015 925 Media Room, Conference Room, and Laptops
Spring 2016 982 Conference Room, Media Room, Bonus Room
Summer 2016 87 Headphones, Conference Room, Bonus Room
Fall 2016 1,113 Conference Room, Media Room, Bonus Room
Spring 2017 871 Conference Room, Media Room, Bonus Room

Database Searches

The number of searches conducted is compiled by Library database providers. The following table shows total search numbers by semester from vendors that provide search information.

Semester/Year AAAS Science Britannica EBSCO JSTOR Lexis Nexis NC LIVE (% change y/y)
Spring 2015 16 86 1,359 3,462 252 121,225
Summer 2015 3 2 210 770 16 28,286
Fall 2015 16 40 1050 1,574 441 93,346
Spring 2016 51 1,238 2,052 1,983 180 119,712
Summer 2016 9 27 405 836 21 53,643
Fall 2016 3 49 352 1,319 114 161,027
Spring 2017 0 182 356 1,599 304 229,342

Interlibrary Loan Statistics

The number of borrowed and loaned items shown below represent the total number of both articles and books that the Jones Library has borrowed from other libraries per the request of Greensboro College students faculty and staff via interlibrary loan or loaned to other library per the request of that library's patrons.

Semester & Year Borrowed Loaned
Fall 2013 76 52
Spring 2014 88 34
Summer 2014 22 34
Fall 2014 44 88
Spring 2015 26 144
Summer 2015 30 125
Fall 2015 40 337
Spring 2016 95 357
Summer 2016 66 37
Fall 2016 71 72
Spring 2017 79 77

Live Chat Question Statistics

Live chat questions include questions ask through the chat box located on the Live Chat page of the website.

Semester & Year Questions Asked Via Live Chat
Fall 2013 16
Spring 2014 5
Summer 2014 0
Fall 2014 11
Spring 2015 27
Summer 2015 6
Fall 2015 46
Spring 2016 47
Summer 2016 20
Fall 2016 50
Spring 2017 53

Research Instruction

Semester & Year Library/Research Instruction Students Reached*
Summer 2014 3 24
Fall 2014 23 274
Spring 2015 15 176
Summer 2015 6 58
Fall 2015 35 477
Spring 2016 35 474
Summer 2016 2 26
Fall 2016 35 517
Spring 2017 77 1,084

* = numbers include duplication or students who were in more than one instruction session.

1 The large increase in circulation transactions beginning Fall 2014 is due to the move to a new library system, OCLC WorldShare. WorldShare counts usage of materials as well as actual check-outs.