Library Facts & Figures

The Building

  • Architects
    • Allspector Architecture, LLC
    • Cooper Roberts Simonsen Architects
  • Cost: $48,000,000
  • Features:
    • Classrooms: 10
    • Group Study and Media Viewing Rooms: 31
    • 150+ computers in the Information Commons
    • Library cafe
    • Writing Center
    • Visual Arts Lab
  • Number of floors: 5
  • Square feet: 190,000
  • Opened: July 1, 2008

Library Budget

  • 2013/2014 Fiscal Year: $3,295,697 (excluding contingency funds)

Library Collections

As of May 9, 2014

  • Archival Materials: 1,949 (excludes digital materials)
  • Audio CDs: 5,880
  • Books:
    • Children's Collection: 4,875
    • eBooks: 148,218
    • Law Collection: 4,040
    • Reference Collection: 10,028 (includes Fire Science and Wasatch Reference collections)
    • Regular Collection: 182,841 (includes browsing, career, Fire Science, and Wasatch collections)
  • Databases: 103
  • Journals: 70,000+
  • Maps: 5,848
  • Videos: 18,814
  • Streaming Videos: 15,650

Library Use

  • Total Gate Count:
    • 2013: 1,112,611
    • 2012: 1,142,399
    • 2011: 1,118,327
    • 2010: 1,223,985
    • 2009: 1,047,611
  • Total Checkouts:
    • 2013: 104,176
    • 2012: 109,194
    • 2011: 109,413
    • 2010: 105,008
    • 2009: 124,482
  • Total Database Searches
    • 2013: 2,213,888
    • 2012: 2,277,825
    • 2011: 3,417,871
    • 2010: 2,706,408
    • 2009: 1,984,610
  • Total Reference Questions:
    • 2013: 8,792
    • 2012: 10,005
    • 2011: 11,369
    • 2010: 11,997

Library Staff

  • Librarians: 13
  • Full time staff: 21
  • Half time staff: 1

Branch Libraries

Contact Us

  • Circulation Desk: (801) 863-8886
  • Reference Desk: (801) 863-8840
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