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Polk Library Statistics

Electronic Information

Full Text databases, electronic journal collections and electronic books

    • 15,817 periodical titles available for full-text article access (some partial)
    • 12,812 electronic books

Online Library Catalog

    • Universal Borrowing allows users to search over 13 million items in the UW System, request them instantly, and then the item is delivered to Polk Library for pick-up.
    • “My Account” section allows access to online holds, recalls, renewals.

Traditional Print Collections

    • 448,751 books
    • 96,046 bound periodical volumes
    • 1,183 current periodical subscriptions (paper)
    • 133,282 volumes government documents
    • 1.4 million microforms
    • 12,812 multimedia titles
    • 34,000 maps
    • 2,400 linear feet of archival material


Library Services

    • During a typical week, 12,000 people enter Polk Library, which is open 101 hours.
    • Over 120,000 books and other materials circulate each year.
    • Interlibrary Loan service.
    • In-person and chat reference service available.
    • Library Instruction to approximately 300 classes per year – including hands-on instruction.
    • Polk Library News keeps the campus informed and up-to-date regarding changes in library services and resources, activities of library staff and major trends impacting academic libraries in Wisconsin and around the world.
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