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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 390,000 items were circulated from the Library's physical holdings or retrieved through inter-library services and databases.

On average, 800 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,
Executive Director of Libraries


Library Statistics, 2015-2016

Holdings Items
Bound Volumes - Books & Periodicals 469,553
Electronic Books 132,846
Government Documents 2,653,761
Microform Units 578,247
Audio-Visual Materials 563
Maps 40,713
TOTAL 3,875,683
Circulation Items
Checked Out/In-House Use 23,643
Articles Delivered Electronically 358,642
Books & Articles InterLibrary Services 9,099
TOTAL 391,384
InterLibrary Services Items
Items Loaned (Books & Articles) 6,701
Items Borrowed (Books & Articles) 2,165
Items Delivered (Articles for Fee) 233
TOTAL 9,099

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