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On an average day in the library...*

6,000 searches are performed on KentLINK, the library's online catalog

700 books are checked OUT of the library

700 other books are checked IN to the library

220 books are loaned out to students and faculty at other OhioLINK institutions

360 books that are currently checked out are renewed

10,500 hits are made on the library's web site

770 full text articles are downloaded by KentState users from the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center

3,100 online searches are performed by KentState people on EBSCOHost, one of our major research database providers

1,000 full text journal articles are downloaded by KentState people from EBSCOHost

2,375 people enter the Main Library

60 students use the Student Multimedia Studio

116 users receive assistance at the Reference Desk

300 online documents are accessed by students on ERes, our electronic reserves system

44 interlibrary loan requests are fulfilled for our library users

6 students receive a one-hour personalized help session from a reference librarian

$12,000 is spent purchasing books, journals and databases

67 purchased physical items (paper books, etc.) are added to the library collection

61 students receive information literacy instruction from librarians

62 library users receive assistance via phone, email, instant messaging, or texting


*[This page includes a representative sampling of library activity; it is far from comprehensive.]