Our Library by the Numbers

(Current to June 20, 2019)

Our Collections

  • Over 1.4 million print and e-resources 
  • Annual acquisitions expenditures of $2.6 million 
  • Access to over 71,800 e-journals and 1.2 million e-books
  • A print collection comprised of 220,000 books
  • Video collection consisting of more than 68,000 DVD’s and streamed videos 
  • 146,000 CD’s and streamed audio files
  • Access to 286 online databases
  • Over 1,302 works by MacEwan faculty, staff and students in our institutional digital repository (RO@M)
  • About 65 linear feet of archival records in the University Archives

Our Facilities

  • 1,035 study seats in the John L. Haar and Alberta College Libraries
  • Over 190 student use Windows and Mac computer workstations 
  • 29 bookable student group study rooms with 213 seats
  • 2 instructional computer labs with 40 seats each
  • A flexible, multipurpose room that seats 32
  • 3 service desks (Borrower Services, Reference and Research Services, and Technology Support)
  • Printing area including four 3D printers

Our Services

  • Over 164,000 items circulated 
  • Borrowed 3,400 items from other libraries via interlibrary loan (ILL) for MacEwan borrowers 
  • Loaned almost 2,000 items to other libraries via ILL 
  • Titles in our reserve textbook collection circulated 16,600 times
  • Over 1.2 million searches conducted on the MacEwan Library website
  • Over 28,500 reference questions answered 
  • 560 information literacy classes delivered to about 13,300 students
  • Approximately 8,800 photo identification/library cards and ID badges issued
  • Over 200 student use laptops and iPads available to borrow
  • A secure charging station is available at each campus library