Krueger Library Quick Facts

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The Building:
  • Opened in June of 1999 at a cost of $15 million
  • Named on April 29, 2005 after former WSU president Darrell W. Krueger
  • 108,000 square feet of space
  • Almost 1,000 seats for students
  • 24 reservable group-study rooms
  • Over 410,000 visitors annually
  • Open 102.5 hours a week during a typical academic semester week
  • Open until 2 am Sunday through Thursday
  • Staffed by 8 librarians, 6 library technicians, and over 30 student workers
  • Over ten miles of shelving
  • Several notable art collections

 

The Collection:
  • 479,855 volumes
  • 344,659 books
  • 125,000 bound periodicals
  • 34,000 electronic journals
  • 8,000 videos and DVDs
  • Over 50,000 eBooks and texts
  • U.S. Government Select Depository with over 20,000 documents in paper, and 100,000 in microfilm formats
  • Over 700 current print periodical subscriptions
  • Over 100 electronic databases available
Technology:
  • 2,400 Network connections
  • Wireless access on all three floors
  • Information Gallery
    • Student computer lab with:
    • 42 PC Workstations
    • 6 Apple iMacs
    • 24" widescreen HD monitors
    • Flatbed Scanners
    • 2 media viewing carts
    • Cords, cables, and other equipment for checkout
  • Walk-up scanner
  • 7 High speed printers
  • Electronic Classroom with 14 workstations, two Smart boards
  • Six computers for public use

 

Services:

  • Reference Desk staffed 10-12 hours per day
  • Approximately 150 library instruction sessions offered each year
  • Over 38,000 items circulated each year
  • Interlibrary Loan

 

Athenaeum:
  • The Athenaeum hosts lectures, readings, discussions, performances that explore and enhance the intellectual life of the University and the region.

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