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Reports and statistics

Explore recent Library reports and statistics detailing our performance, usage and achievements.

Reports and statistics


Deakin Library 2021 Annual Review

Our 2021 Annual Review provides a snapshot of some of the projects, services and innovations the Library delivered in 2021, celebrating our achievements against the backdrop of the ongoing pandemic. From managing the impact of COVID lockdowns on our library spaces and community, to exciting new developments like the Open Educational Resources grant program, it’s a great reflection of the breadth of library expertise and innovation.

Read the 2021 Annual Review (PDF, 6.6MB)


What you can access and borrow

The Library has an extensive collection of information resources to support the University's teaching, learning and research activities, including:

Online Collections of over 1,600,000 resources:

  • 933,478 e-books
  • 207,362 e-journals
  • 589 online databases
  • 304,654 streaming media
  • 146,190 records in Deakin Research Online
  • 27,258 Open Access records in Deakin Research Online

Physical Collections of over 771,000 resources:

  • 653,418 books
  • 1,294 print journals
  • 100,338 items in special collections
  • 16,380 DVDs and videos
  • Extensive microform collection

Information valid at the end of December 2022.

Facilities available at our libraries

  • More than 2,950 study seats available in a variety of styles including zoned study spaces, group study areas, quiet study areas and casual seating zones
  • Computers and group tutorial spaces
  • Recording devices can be borrowed from selected libraries
  • A saturated wireless network so you can use your own laptop or device.

How our services and facilities were used until end of December 2022

  • Over 4.8 million electronic articles were accessed
  • Over 5.9 million electronic book chapters were used
  • 38,267 items were borrowed, including 19,518 items checked out via self-service technologies
  • 40,857 enquiries were received
  • 10,660 items were used within the campus libraries
  • 13,642 participants in digital literacy programs
  • 10,647 items were dispatched to online students
  • 976 items were loaned to other libraries
  • Approximately 180,000 new titles were added to the collections.

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