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  • Annual reports and facts

    Use: 2012/2013

    Circulation: Main/Reserve: 54,326; In-House: 17,657
    Turnstile Count: 552,255
    Reference Questions: 8,064
    Bibliographic Instruction - Sessions: 268 
    Bibliographic Instruction - Participants: 6,651
    Interlibrary Loan - Transactions (Borrowing & Lending): 15,284

    Resources: February 2014

    Total Volumes: 753,230
    E-Books: 202,486
    Microforms: 153,144
    Audiovisual material: 19,094
    Government Documents: 224,980 (includes federal, Wisconsin, and local; all formats)
    Seating: 1,680
    LRC's total gross sq. ft.: 153,545

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    Call: 608-785-8508

    Text: 608-588-8158

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  • Resource Cancellations Survey

     Resource Cancellations Survey
    Extended to April 24

    Like other units and departments on campus, Murphy Library has been asked to make budget cuts to meet reduced state support for the UW System. Some of the cuts will come from the library's budget for collections. That budget pays for databases, electronic resources, periodicals, books, multimedia, and similar. 

    Library users are asked to help the library in its selection of titles for cancellation. Please share your thoughts regarding specific resources that have been identified for likely cancellation by completing the one-page Resource Cancellations Survey.

    Read more about the rationale and selection criteria in the blog post: Proposed Resource Cancellations.

    The survey will be open until April 24.

     

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