Facts and Figures 2017


Total holdings (volumes)10,630,000
Addition to collection (number of volumes)137,000
Current periodicals (print and electronic)58,000
Historical prints  (1501 – 1800)919,000
Artists' books20,300
Data volume of digitized objects (terabyte)812
Digitized titles2,300,000
Annual downloads of digitized titles952,000
Total expenditure (Euro)52.256.000
Expenditure for media acquisition (Euro)9.779.000
Thereof third-party funds for media acquisition (Euro)1.905.000
Acquisition of third-party funds for one-year and multi-year projects (Euro)1.643.567
Current third-party-funded projects41
Full-time equivalents (staff)452
Members of staff (incl. project staff)849
Active users71,200
Loan orders1,291,000
Document delivery orders236,500
Hours of opening per week112
Reader desks973
Visits to reading rooms1,046,000
Information inquiries105,200
Accesses to online catalogue7,515,000
Exhibitions, events34
User trainings, guided library tours367