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601 West Lombard Street
Baltimore MD 21201-1512

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By the Numbers

Distinguished as the first library established by a medical school in the United States, the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) provides collections and services for faculty, staff, and students of the University of Maryland, Baltimore as well as for the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC).

The Library also serves as the Regional Medical Library for the Southeastern/Atlantic Region in the National Library of Medicine's National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The Southeastern/Atlantic Region serves 10 southeastern states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

FY2017*    
Use 765,649 Page Views of Website
  4,649 Reference Questions Answered
  70,247 Physical and Ebooks Circulated
  332 Consults
  244 Education Sessions Held
  4,283 Class Participants
  60 Online Tutorials
  39,342 Views of Online Guides
  13,675 Item Requests Fulfilled through Document Delivery and ILL for UMB users
  12,251 Loans and Documents Provided to Other Libraries
  293,135 Visitors to 601 W. Lombard Street
  189 In FY 2017, Number of Successful 3-D Print Projects Completed at the Innovation Space
  471 In FY 2017, Number of Posters Printed
     
Holdings 112 Databases
  4,252 Currently Received Serial Titles
  17,381 E Book Titles
  359,911 Print Volumes
  6,340 Items in Digital Archive
     
Outreach 95 Outreach Service Sessions
  3,557 People Served by Sessions
  9 RML State/Regional/Local Exhibits (5/1/2017- 4/30/2018)
  26 Projects Funded by RML (5/1/2017- 4/30/2018)
  $250,079 Total Awarded to Projects Funded by RML (5/1/2017- 4/30/2018)
     
Space 56 Public Access Computers
  2 Wireless Networks for Laptops and Mobile Devices
  3 Classrooms Fully Equipped with Computers
  2 Video Conference Rooms
  45 Group Study Rooms (11 technology-enhanced)
  101 Individual Study Carrels
    Bioinformation and Data Science Computer
    Collaborative Learning Room
    Innovation Space (3D printers and hands-on equipment)
    Presentation Practice Studio (video recording and editing equipment)
     
Staff 25 Faculty Librarians
  56 All Library Staff

*Most of these figures are based on data reported for the 2016-2017 Annual Statistics of Medical School Libraries in the United States and Canada, Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Annual Statistics (AAHSL), and the 2017 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Trends & Statistics Survey.

Last edited on: Thursday, August 30, 2018