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Collections

ֱ Library includes millions of volumes/items in its collections. Many printed books and journals are available but the number of e-journals and e-books has increased dramatically. Almost all items held are listed in the Library's online . Materials are arranged on the shelves according to the Library of Congress Classification system.

These are the numbers for titles that are cataloguedin the collection:

  • Books (print): 2,198,456
  • E-books: 4,553,074
  • E-theses (catalogued): 131,344
  • E-journals: 160,634
  • Journals (print): 43,984
  • Sound recordings (physical titles): 65,446
  • Sound recordings (e-audios): 124,398
  • Video recordings (physical titles): 22,501
  • Video recordings (e-videos): 143,080
  • Microforms: 88,600
  • Musical scores (print): 53,335
  • Musical scores (electronic): 96,869
  • Online databases: 2,061
  • Graphic materials (artworks,photographs, slides, etc): 1,263
  • Maps (print): 8,519
  • Maps (electronic): 11,207
  • Government documents
    • print: 96,147
    • electronic: 878,157
  • Other formats: 84,965
  • Total: 8,764,040 titles

Collections data from May 2023, unless otherwise indicated

Another way to look at this data

Catalogued titles (print & electronic):

Books

6,751,530

77.0%

E-theses

131,344

1.5%

Journals 204,618

2.3%

Sound recordings 189,844

2.2%

Video recordings 165,581

1.9%

Microforms 88,600

1.0%

Musical scores 150,204 1.7%

Online databases

2,061

0.02%

Graphic materials

1,263

0.01%

Maps

19,726

0.2%

Government documents

974,304

11.1%

Other formats

84,965

1.0%

Total: 8,764,040

100%

Total number of physical volumes/items in collection:3,897,851

Total number of physical and electronic volumes/items in collection:9,424,778

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