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Prescott Memorial Library

Library Snapshot

Mrs. Rita Franks

The Prescott Memorial Library is open year round to allow students and community members access to its specialized collections. The online services provided through the Library's website allows access even when the building is closed.

More than 382,000 items were circulated from the Library's physical holdings or retrieved through inter-library services and databases.

On average, 820 Louisiana Tech students, faculty, and staff made daily use of the Library's facilities and resources, in person or by remote access, and retrieved 1,200 items per day as they did so.

Rita Franks,
Interim Dean of
Library Services


Library Statistics, 2014-2015

Holdings Items
Bound Volumes - Books & Periodicals 468,769
Electronic Books 132,846
Government Documents 2,636,353
Microform Units 578,125
Audio-Visual Materials 454
Maps 40,669
TOTAL 3,857,216
Circulation Items
Checked Out/In-House Use 29,330
Articles Delivered Electronically 343,821
Books & Articles InterLibrary Services 9,212
TOTAL 382,363
InterLibrary Services Items
Items Loaned (Books & Articles) 6,649
Items Borrowed (Books & Articles) 2,310
Items Delivered (Articles for Fee) 253
TOTAL 9,212

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