Library Collections

Below is a breakdown of Library Collections as represented in the Library’s integrated library system and based on IPEDS requirements (see note below). Please note that the Victoria College Library reports to IPEDS as a “child” library of UHV. For IPEDS reports, the two collections are combined to a single number.  

Collection counts as of 9/1/2020

UHV Library
Books - print 82,932
EBooks** 229,416
Media 60,019
Victoria College Library
Books - Print 14.629
Media 1,498

The UHV Library provides access to over 149 databases, which include 119,527 full text journals.

* Note – statistical reporting requirements of library collections continue to evolve as the standards for library collection change. Recently the counts shifted from number of items to number of titles. This change is because eBooks do not have a volume number count. A newer change is that we longer report what books we own, but what we have access to in our electronic resources. That access is mostly via subscription model.

**eBook count is significantly higher than reported in previous annual reports.  This is because the statistical reporting of eBooks accessible to UHV users has changed from titles in the catalog to total number available.