Facts and Figures 2020


Media holdings (including digital media)34,467,000
Total holdings (volumes)11,002,000
Addition to collection (number of volumes)117,000
Current periodicals (print and electronic)53,700
Historical prints  (1501 – 1800)920,000
Artists' books22,500
Data volume of digitized objects (terabyte)1,016
Digitized titles2,707,000
Annual downloads of digitized titles773,000
Restorations of the patrimony312
Total expenditure (Euro)59.114.000
Expenditure for media acquisition (Euro)10.951.000
Thereof third-party funds for media acquisition (Euro)2.745.000
Acquisition of third-party funds for one-year and multi-year projects (Euro)3.067.000
Current third-party-funded projects45
Full-time equivalents (staff)513
Members of staff (incl. project staff)805
Active users67,800
Loan orders854,000
Document delivery orders175,700
Hours of opening per week65
Reader desks379
Visits to reading rooms333,000
Information inquiries99,700
Accesses to online catalogue8,550,000
Exhibitions, events14
User trainings, guided library tours184