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Statistics
 
Books on loan
 
The number of books’ borrowers from the various University libraries is 15,541. This includes (12,459) students, representing approximately (80.2%) of the total borrowers, and (2,499) faculty members representing (16.1%) of the total borrowers of books in the academic year 1431/1432 AH.
 
·         The total number of books borrowed was (32,512) books, of which (24,386) are in Arabic Language, which represents (75.0%) of the total books borrowed.
 
Table (1): Number of Books Borrowed and the Number of Borrowers from the University Libraries during the Academic Year 1431/1432 AH.
 
University Libraries
Borrowed Books
 
Borrowers
Ratio to the number of borrowers
Arabic
Foreign
Total
Students
Faculty
Others
Total
Central Library
10,883
3,627
14,510
5,121
731
287
6,139
39.5%
Theoretical Colleges
11,889
3,962
15,851
6,018
1,570
290
7,878
50.7%
Female Students’ Centre
1,614
537
2,151
1,320
198
15
1,533
9.9%
Grand Total
24,386
8,126
32,512
12,459
2,499
592
15,541
100.0%
 
The table above shows that the regulatory process of the Deanship of Library Affairs is good, and that it needs development in order to raise the number of beneficiaries of the libraries and the libraries’ holdings.
Titles and Volumes
The number of books holdings in the University libraries is (186,319) titles for the academic year 1431/1432 AH, and they are located in (409,052) volumes.
 
Table (2): The number of book titles and volumes held in the University Libraries for the academic year 1431 / 1432 AH:
Ratio to the total number of Volumes
Total Number of Volumes
Ratio to the total number of Titles
Total Number of Titles
Items
98.01%
400,920
95.64%
178,187
Books
0.06%
239
0.13%
239
Periodicals
0.90%
3,690
1.98%
3,690
Manuscripts
0.12%
478
0.26%
478
Audio-Visuals
0.76%
3,100
1.66%
3,100
Thesis and Dissertations
0.13%
550
0.30%
550
Microfilms
0.02%
75
0.04%
75
Maps
100.00%
409,052
100.00%
186,319
Total
 
It is noted from the previous table that the highest ratio of titles is that of the Books, the Manuscripts, and the Audio-Visuals. This agrees with the care given by the University to the educational and research aspects.
 
Table (3): Number of Arabic and foreign books held in the university libraries classified by academic discipline in the academic year 1431/1432 AH:
Items
Total Number of Titles
Ratio to the total number of Titles
Total Number of Volumes
Ratio to the total number of Volumes
Books
178,187
95.64%
400,920
98.01%
Periodicals
239
0.13%
239
0.06%
Manuscripts
3,690
1.98%
3,690
0.90%
Audi-Visuals
478
0.26%
478
0.12%
Thesis and Dissertations
3,100
1.66%
3,100
0.76%
Microfilms
550
0.30%
550
0.13%
Maps
75
0.04%
75
0.02%
Total
186,319
100.00%
409,052
100.00%
 
We note from the previous tables that the largest ratio of titles is in books and manuscripts, followed by audio-visuals. This is consistent with the attention given to the educational and research aspects at the University.
 
Table (4): Number of Arabic and foreign books held in the university libraries classified according to fields in the academic year 1431/1432 AH:
Disciplines
Ratio To The Total Number Of Titles
Total Number of Titles
General knowledge
6.06%
10,790
Philosophy and Psychology
5.72%
10,192
Religion and Islamic Studies
22.05%
39,282
Social Sciences
10.27%
18,299
Languages
10.48%
18,668
Natural and Applied Sciences
26.85%
47,842
Arts
4.65%
8,287
Literature
8.06%
14,362
Geography and history
5.87%
10,465
Total
100.00%
178,187

The table shows that Natural and Applied Sciences are in the first place; they occupy (26.85%) of the total University holdings of book titles, followed by Religion and Islamic Studies, which occupy (22.05%); third comes Languages ​​that occupy (10.48%); fourth are the Social Sciences (10.27%), and fifth is Literature (8.06%) of the total number of book titles.
The growth in the number of books in the University libraries since the establishment of the Deanship of Library Affairs [H6.4]. Each year, a number of new titles are added to the University libraries of books and references, and the following figure illustrates the extent of the development and growth in the acquisition of titles each year during the past six years: