Total Budget


 
Materials $5,770,550
Digital Library Initiatives  $195,841
Personnel
$3,196,035
Total  $9,162,426
 
 

 

Collection Totals


   
Book volumes owned or leased: 883,844.                    
      307,599 are cataloged print books.                    
 In FY 2021, 959 print books were purchased.                
      254,646 are cataloged e-books.                    
 In FY 2020 18,861 new e-books were purchased, leased, or made available for possible purchase through demand-driven acquisitions).
Serial subscriptions (print and electronic): 15,805.                  
Average price for a print book: $37.32.                    
Average cost of processing an item: $30.00.                  
 

 

Staff


Librarians (faculty) - 21 employees

Admin/Professional - 3 employees

Classified - 30 employees

Student assistants - Approximately 22 students (varies)

 

Building


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

 

Library Use Facts - July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021


  • 304,000 people in and out of the building during the year
  • September was the busiest month, with 47,000 people in and out of the building during the month
  • We hit peak occupancy during spring finals week on April 26, 2021 at 1 pm with 479 people using the building
  • 17,2234 items were checked out – 6,281 of these loans were tech checkouts
  • Our most popular tech checkout are Dell laptops. 1,056 loans during the year
  • Users placed 2,920 holds on library materials
  • We logged 13,600 interactions with users at the library service desk
  • Librarians engaged with 1,902 users via our electronic reference service (chat, email, and SMS)
  • 249 appointments were made with librarians and other staff for in-depth research or technology assistance
  • 132 instruction sessions were held
  • 26 workshops were delivered
  • Electronic library guides were viewed 141,000 times

 

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 Libraries.
 

 

Library Provides Technology


  • Anyone 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; more than 150 computers are available in the library.