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2020 Library Services Dashboard: Collection Usage

The Library Services Dashboard frozen as of 12/31/20, it preserves the final full year data for 2020.

E-Book Usage

*E-Book Usage measured by section requests

Physical Circulation


*Does Not Include Athenaeum Circulation


Patron Requests/Circulation, FY2021

Borrow Direct Activity Fall 2020

*Penn turned off Borrow Direct lending from 12/18/20 through the end of the year for winter break

Borrow Direct Activity Totals by Partner July 2020 to Present

*Data through October 2020 - collection of most recent data is in in progress


Penn as Borrower


Penn as Lender



Hathi Trust - Emergency Temporary Access Service* Use (4/1/20 - 9/23/20)


Circulation By Library and Location, July to Present


*The Hathi Trust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) is a service provided to Member institutions in response to the move to remote learning necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under ETAS, Member institutions and their patrons can access material regardless of copyright, as long as that institution holds a physical copy of the work in its collection.  

These usage statistics are distinct from the E-Book section requests, which are drawn from Penn's own electronic collections.