LIBRARY

Library Snapshot

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, 600 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 Mission

Prescott Memorial Library exists to support the curricular, research, and service activities of Louisiana Tech University. Prescott Library strives to provide this support to all constituents of the University.

Library Statistics, 2016-2017

Holdings Items
Bound Volumes – Books & Periodicals 470,872
Electronic Books 133,223
Government Documents 2,672,979
Microform Units 578,248
Audio-Visual Materials 526
Maps 40,823
TOTAL 3,896,671
Circulation Items
Checked Out/In-House Use 21,117
Articles Delivered Electronically 363,571
Books & Articles InterLibrary Services 8,440
TOTAL 393,128
InterLibrary Services Items
Items Loaned (Books & Articles) 5,563
Items Borrowed (Books & Articles) 2,680
Items Delivered (Articles for Fee) 197
TOTAL 8,440