Library Services by the Numbers

The sights, sounds, and smells of a traditional library are distinct—stack upon stack of books, the smell of aging paper and bookbinding glue, the squeak of wooden chairs, and the hushed whispers of library patrons. But at the Stowers Institute one will find a vastly different library environment— soaring panes of glass, inviting furniture, and the click-clack of a computer keyboard during the workday or the gentle music of a string quartet during an evening reception.

Instead of large physical collections of books and journals, most library information at the Institute is now housed and maintained digitally by two library specialists who provide an array of assistance to the Institute’s researchers.

1,000,000+
Laboratory notebook pages scanned
for digital archiving

58,860
Citations of publications with
Stowers Institute affiliations

16,000
Book or journal requests filled
via interlibrary loans

1791
Year of publication of the oldest paper
requested and obtained

1,753
Library archived documents and records

1,382
Documents, including books and scientific
papers with Stowers Institute affiliations

1,358
Scientific posters printed for research
presentations

450+
Print books in the Stowers Library Catalog

300
Electronic journal subscriptions