Annual Report 2016-2017

academic support

helping students: 45,875 questions answered
students on computers
This library is the ONLY reason I’ve been able to get any work done. They saved my GPA.
 
instruction

In the classroom: The librarian understood the difficulties students usually run into when they are trying to do things on their own.
8,106 students in 341 library orientation sessions
1675 students in LIR10
 
instruction

Students who use the Textbook Loan Program increase their GPA as much as 15%
The library SAVED MY LIFE. Calculators are expensive! 
I couldn’t have completed my class without it. THANK YOU!
87% of students report they rely on library technology to succeed. 23,859 hours were booked in group study rooms
 
research impact

18,427 Consultations with a librarian. Students spent 19% more time with librarians at the Research Desk than in the previous year
Student working with SRJC Librarian
306 One-on-one research tutorial sessions between students and librarians
 
knowledge creation

39429 Textbook Loans ensuring access to required course materials in collaboration with Student Equity
92% of students say the Textbook Loan Program is very important to their course completion
108,294 Items borrowed. 4,380,688 Database searches. 235,532 Article downloads
 
What Students Say

three students in Mahoney Library
At home, I cannot study properly. This is my favorite place in the whole college. It improves my study.

The library services - books on reserve, computers, study spaces - have supported me in being able to complete my courses.

Library staff, along with access to computers, is critical for me to succeed on campus.