Washington University Libraries are the hub of scholarly activity at the university. With 12 libraries–The John M. Olin Library and nine distributed libraries on the Danforth Campus, the Bernard Becker Medical Library at the Medical School Campus, and one at West Campus—students and researchers have easy access to the resources and services they need. Online access also lets scholars use hundreds of databases, electronic journals and other digital resources from around the world.
2017-2018 By the Numbers°
°Includes all Washington University Libraries locations, except total gate count as noted below.
|E-books (some titles may be duplicated within print books)||2,014,250|
|Other formats (audio-visual materials, manuscripts, maps, microfilm, photographs, etc.)||1,129,469|
|Total Research Collection Base**||5,141,475|
|Circulation and Usage|
|Initial physical circulations||115,302|
|Open Scholarship (open access repository) downloads||981,293|
|Reference (in person and virtual)||41,007|
|Instructional session participants||11,472|
|Faculty & staff campus box deliveries||5,405|
|Social media followers||3,225|
|Website views (entire site)||1,823,638|
|Total full-time staff||198|
|Total gate count*||1,542,928|
*Does not include East Asian, Law, Bernard Becker Medical, Gustavus A. Pfeiffer Physics, or West Campus Libraries
** This figure was previously incorrectly reported due to an accounting error. We apologize for the mistake.