Public Services Edition

Like everyone else, the University Libraries experienced a change of pace during the 2020-2021 academic year. We are proud, however, to report that adjustment to services were minimal. In fact, the Libraries’ faculty and staff responded to meet the challenges and continued to provide the support the UAlbany community expects. 

We’re beginning with Public Services numbers (Access Services, Reference and Research Services, Information Literacy). Be sure to look out for future installments, highlighting Technical Services and more!

Access Services

Book Circulation: 32,379

ILL Requests Filled: 10,213

Equipment Circulation: 37,888

Media Circulation: 290

Total Reserves: 94,939

Reference Services

PAWS Appointments: 48

Subject Librarian Consultations: 404

E-mail Reference: 600

Reference Chat: 2771

Archives Reference: 229


Information Literacy Classes: 152

Information Literacy Students Served: 2711

Archives Classes: 31

Archives Students: 434

Total Classes: 183

Total Students: 3145

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