Facts and Figures 2018


Media holdings (including e-media)33,431,608
Total holdings (volumes)10,760,000
Addition to collection (number of volumes)132,000
Current periodicals (print and electronic)57,000
Historical prints  (1501 – 1800)919,000
Artists' books21,200
Data volume of digitized objects (terabyte)928
Digitized titles2,322,000
Annual downloads of digitized titles883,000
Total expenditure (Euro)54.693.000
Expenditure for media acquisition (Euro)10.634.000
Thereof third-party funds for media acquisition (Euro)2.200.000
Acquisition of third-party funds for one-year and multi-year projects (Euro)7.601.000
Current third-party-funded projects38
Full-time equivalents (staff)452
Members of staff (incl. project staff)839
Active users68,900
Loan orders1,239,000
Document delivery orders205,400
Hours of opening per week112
Reader desks1,028
Visits to reading rooms1,084,000
Information inquiries110,200
Accesses to online catalogue8,510,000
Exhibitions, events31
User trainings, guided library tours384