Indiana University       Research & Creative Activity       January 2001 • Volume XXIII, Number 3


IU LIBRARIES INDEX

Number of prefabricated concrete panels covering IUB’s Main Library: 1,345

Cost to construct IUB’s Main Library in 1969: $14,871,000

Estimated cost to renovate IUB’s Main Library today: $72,000,000

Number of times radio commentator Paul Harvey has reported that IUB’s Main Library is sinking: 2

Number of times Paul Harvey has accurately reported that IUB’s Main Library is sinking: 0

Number of data jacks in the IUPUI University Library: 1,700+

Number of group study rooms with data jacks at IUPUI University Library: 40

Number of group study rooms at IUB’s Main Library: 0

Number of federal tax forms for U.S. foundations held by IUPUI University Library: 1.5 million

Number of campus libraries in Bloomington: 20

Number of campus libraries in Indianapolis: 5

Number of regional campus libraries: 6 (1 per campus)

Number of IU library buildings on National Register of Historic Places: 1 (Wylie House Museum)

Number of annual visits to the IUB Main Library’s west tower (undergraduate) last year: 1,003,722

Number of CD-quality music titles provided digitally in the Cook Music Library: 6,600

Number of librarians at IU East: 4

Number of librarians at IU Bloomington: 92

Number of books smaller than 4 inches at the Lilly Library: 16,000+

Number of items loaned from IUB libraries to researchers at other institutions (1998–99): 81,054

Number of directional questions asked at IUPUI University Library in the past year: 3,002

Average number of reference questions received electronically per day by IUB reference department: 20

Average number of reference questions received per week by the IUB Main Library undergraduate side: 1,213

Average number of reference questions received per week by IPFW library: 1,379

Number of copies of War and Peace in the IU Libraries system: 64

Number of titles in IU’s first library catalog, created in 1842: 660

Number of titles presently in IUCAT, the IU Libraries online catalog: 5.5 million+

Number of magazine subscriptions at IU Kokomo library (1998–99): 1,743

Number of languages in which IU Libraries acquire and catalog materials: 210+

Number of hours a day the IUB Main Library lobby is open to students: 24

 

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