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MSU Libraries Fact Sheet

  • 2012-2013 Quick Facts
    • 561,499 visitors
    • Over 2 million database searches
    • Library resources accessed from 114 different countries
    • 11,772 information questions answered
    • 4,864 students reached through information literacy instruction
    • Digitally archived the College News; the Murray Democrat; and 100 hours of oral histories
    • 1,380 writing consultations in the Racer Writing Center
    • 541 speaking appointments in the Racer Oral Communications Center
 

Collection Stats

Books  paper                 401,000
electronic 28,392
Serial Backfiles

2,340

Government Documents Federal

227,219

State 

2,055

Periodicals Paper 97,559
Electronic 608
Microforms Microcards 2,946
Microfiche 149,287
Microfilm 54,637
Media 34,542
 

Public Services

2012-2013

  • Waterfield Library
    • 12241 Questions answered
    • 239 Instruction sessions with 4864 participants
  •  Special Collections
    • 10942 Questions answered
    • 61 Instruction sessions with 364 participants
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