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Howard University Libraries

Howard University


Address: 500 Howard Place, NW
Washington, District of Columbia
20059
United States

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Library details: Howard University Libraries is an Academic library.
This library is affiliated with Howard University (view map) . The collection of the library contains 2649561 volumes. The library circulates 38609 items per year. The library serves a population of 9967 students, faculty and staff.

Other Info: From the library''s web page: When Howard University opened in 1867, its library consisted of a small reading room and a few thousand books in the frame building in which classes were held. Today, the University Library System is among the nation''s larger academic and research libraries. It consists of a central library group (comprised of the Founders Library/ Undergraduate Library and four branch libraries in professional schools--Architecture, Business, Divinity, and Social Work), the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, the Health Sciences Library, the A.M. Daniel Law Library, the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center Library, and the Afro-American Studies Resource Center. Together, these facilities contain more than 2.2 million volumes; 14,000 current journal subscriptions; 3.7 million microform pieces; 6,600 manuscripts; and thousands of audio-visual items. The Library''s traditional materials and services are greatly enhanced by a growing base of electronic resources and the expanded use of information technology.

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Administration: The director of the library is Howard Dodson .

Control: The library is part of a privately-funded organization. It operates on a Non-profit financial model.

Academic Level: The library Serves an educational institution at the University level. The Carnegie Foundation designates this institution as: Doctoral/Research Universities-Extensive (level 15).

Affiliations: The library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries

Statistics Academic
Enrollment 9,967FTE Students
Collection size2,649,561volumes
Annual Circulation38,609transactions
2012 Expenditures Reported to National Center for Education Statistics
TotalTechBooksEBooksSerialE-Serials
$8,021,257$30,000$124,731$20,000$3,161,794$2,961,794
Technology Profile
Product NameYear Contracted
Current Automation SystemVoyager2012
Previous Automation SystemMillennium2003
Previous Automation SystemInnopac1996
Previous Automation SystemNOTIS1990
Discovery productSummon
Secondary DiscoverySummon
Previous Discovery productWorldCat Local
Web Content ManagementLibGuides 
The library participates in the shared automation system provided by the Washington Research Library Consortium

Archives and Museum Survey:

Identifiers
libraries.org ID943
OCLC SymbolDHU
NCES LIBID131520

Record History: This listing was created on Jun 10, 1997 and was last modified on Aug 23, 2014.

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