Total Budget


 
Materials $5,770,550
Operations $606,139
Personnel
$2,613,092
Total $8,989,781
 
 

 

Collection Totals


   
Book volumes owned or leased: 883,844.                    
      536,676 are cataloged print books.                    
                In FY 2016, 1,450 print books were purchased.                
      334,520 are cataloged e-books.                    
                 In FY 2015, 9,963 new e-books were purchased, leased, or made available for possible purchase through demand-driven acquisitions).
      11,000 are uncataloged government documents.                
Serial subscriptions (print and electronic): 18,680.                  
Microforms: 83,525.                      
Video (cassettes and DVDs): 6,173.                    
Audio (compact discs): 2,728.                      
Music scores: 7,028.                        
Average price for a print book: $37.32.                    
Average cost of processing an item: $30.00..                  
Weeded 11 print serials and 41 videos.
                     
Total number # of CatSearch searches:    Basic Searches 115,864; Advanced Searches 17,349; Total 133,213.                  
 

 

Staff


Librarians (faculty) - 21 employees

Admin/Professional - 3 employees

Classified - 30 employees

Student assistants - Approx. 22 students (varies)

 

Building


Renne Library – 112,000 sq. ft. - 1,100 seating capacity

 

Library Use Facts - July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018


  • 894,704 individuals visited the MSU Library
  • 46,949 items were checked out (not counting renewals) – 25,600 of these loans were tech checkouts, 18,158 of the loans were traditional library materials
  • 4,014 questions were asked at our Research Center. 34,671 questions were asked at our Service Desk.
  • 11,192 items were loaned to other libraries
  • 4,740 items were borrowed from other libraries
  • 262 instruction sessions were held
  • 27 workshops were delivered
  • 127 students were enrolled in courses taught by library faculty
  • 305 appointments were made with librarians and other staff for in-depth research or technology assistance

 

Library Serves the University and Beyond


  • The Renne Library has about 900,000 visitors annually.
  • More learning goes on in the library than in any single classroom on campus; the library is, in effect, the largest classroom or laboratory at any university.
  • The library serves the entire state as well as campus; any Montana citizen can check out books or use reference services in-person or online; it is a major interlibrary loan lender to Montana Library.
 

 

Library Provides Technology


  • Anyone affiliated with the University who has Internet access can search our catalog; our catalog provides user-friendly, online access around the clock.
  • Wireless access and plug-in ports are available throughout Renne Library for properly equipped laptop users; more than 150 computers are available in the library.