Use of Library Services

Library Services Statistics

TABLE 1: USE OF THE LIBRARY
Average Daily Visits 2014‑2015 2013‑2014
Term 321 330
Vacation 273 288
Overall 301 313
     
HIGHEST DAILY VISITS 597 700
     
TURNSTILE COUNT OF VISITS 116,186 120,970

Averages include extended hours late weekday opening and Sunday opening.

TABLE 2: INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SERVICES
Commercial Online Services (selected) 2014‑2015 2013‑2014
Databases    
Westlaw UK 468,895 714,199
HeinOnline 257,613 346,129
Lexis Library 300,198 259,149
IBFD Online 209,393 126,232
Casetrack 7,322 8,411
Beck Online 29,406 27,766
Justis 34,437 36,370
Max Planck Encyclopedia PIL 7,470 7,089
LexisNexis Juris Classeur 14,634 22,787
Oxford Scholar - Law 4,073 10,795
WorldtradeLaw.net 2,626 394
Lexis AU Casebase 2,010 2,456
LLMC Digital 384,596 17,724
Other databases 25,643 22,287
     
Electronic journals    
EBSCO 68,118 162,504
Oxford Journals 82,205 78,200
Kluwer Law 22,764 34,257
JSTOR 26,534 27,912
Ingenta 5,752 5193
Wiley 7,321 12,214
Proquest 17,891 30,550
Cambridge Online 5,142 10,743
Sage Journals 306 730
Checkpoint 984 1,543
Other electronic journals 30,467 12,281
     
Indexes    
Index to Legal Periodicals accessed via EBSCO
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals accessed via HeinOnline
Le Doctrinal 485 1,188
Other indexes 4,350 2,281
     
Total usage 2,128,908 2,127,638
     
IALS Web Site 2014‑2015 2013‑2014
Page Views 4,947,600 4,796,936
Number of Visitors 762,932 735,091
Visitors per day 2,090 2,013
     
BAILII (hosted by IALS) 2014‑2015 2013‑2014
Page Views 61,829,877 44,640,653
Visitors 8,112,798 7,545,539
     
IALS Online Databases 2014‑2015 2013‑2014
Amicus Curiae - online journal 140,438 131,113
Archives 35,728 30,984
CaLIM - Current Awareness 1,817 1,822
CLRT - Current Legal Research Topics 10,658 13,041
Eagle-i Internet Portal for Law 64,297 66,923
Electronic Law Library 91,018 99,991
FLAG - Foreign Law Guide 40,840 38,730
FLARE - Foreign Law Research 61,703 67,941
FLARE Index to Treaties 17,934 20,962
IALS Digital Collections 100,642 139,229
IALS Facebook "lifetime likes" 3,478 2,500
IALS library catalogue 153,973 201,402
IALS Open Journals 190,936 278,327
IALS Twitter Followers 844 516
LibGuides 61,509 -
Library Research Guides - -
Library Subject Guides - -
SAS-Space e-repository (IALS section) 132,488 83,355
     
Total usage 1,171,344 1,269,163
TABLE 3: LOANS
Collections 2014‑2015 2013‑2014
Main Collection 16,089 22,597
Short Loan Collection 9,295 11,783
Closed Stack Collection 1,720 1,862
Offsite Store Collection 2 3
     
Total 27,106 36,245
TABLE 4: INTER-LIBRARY LOANS
Requests from Other Libraries 2014‑2015 2013‑2014
Volumes lent 3 10
     
Photocopies supplied
No. of items 65 78
No. of sheets 848 983
     
Requests made by IALS 4 3
TABLE 5: TELEPHONE AND EMAIL ENQUIRIES
Source of Enquiry 2014‑2015 2013‑2014
Academic 914 887
UK government departments 13 10
Overseas governments and international organisations 13 8
     
Legal Profession:
Barristers 43 55
Solicitors 112 120
Overseas lawyers 3 2
     
Other professions 35 34
Commercial institutions 16 24
Public libraries, charities and miscellaneous 67 79
     
Total 1,216 1,219
     
TABLE 6: DISTANCE SERVICES
Source of Enquiry 2014‑2015 2013‑2014
Telephone 291 311
Fax 2 1
Email 1,294 1,338
In person 2 2
     
Total enquiries 1,589 1,652
     
Document Supply Service:    
Items emailed 1,961 1,939
Items posted 0 0
Items faxed 0 2
Items dispatched by courier 0 0
Items collected 1 1
     
Total items supplied 1,962 1,942
     
Sheets of copy supplied 41,719 40,419
Items loaned 1 1

 

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