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Fast Facts About Library Pandemic Services 2020-2021

The San Diego State University Library closed its doors to the public in March 2020 as part of the global response to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Library services were provided digitally with onsite services limited to checking out books and technology. The SDSU Library began a phased re-opening of library space in May 2021.

Digital Library Services

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Digital Library Services

  • 774,561 Website Views
  • 341,537 Library Proxy Sessions
  • 20,939 Remote Logins to Library Workstations


Library Collections

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Library Collections

  • Domeside Pickup: 10,031 Items Picked Up
  • Interlibrary Loan: 11,966 Items Lent and 4,972 Items Borrowed
  • 1,290 Physical Items Added to the Catalog
  • 24,034 Digital Items Added to the Catalog
  • 387,539 E-Book Views
  • 1,639,906 E-Journal Views
  • 55,946 Streaming Media Views
  • 510,319 Digital Collections Views


Information, Assistance, and Consultation Services

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Information, Assistance...

  • 4,138 Circulation Help Transactions
  • 9,502 IT Help Desk Transactions
  • 6,551 Research Assistance Transactions
  • 564 Research Consultations


Instructional Services

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Instructional Services

  • 216 Classes Taught
  • 292,734 Research Guide Views
  • 2,121 "Teach DH" (Digital Humanities) Views