Every three years, the MIT Libraries undertakes major surveys of faculty, undergraduates, graduate students and research staff with the goal of gathering information about the Libraries' services in order to improve them.
The Libraries' most recent survey was administered in January-February 2015. Results are still being compiled. The 2011 survey results are below; previous surveys are linked to the tabs above, underneath the tab for this page.
The most recent MIT Libraries Survey was conducted in October 2011. Over 7000 MIT members responded, an excellent overall response rate of 44%. (Response rates by community: 47% of the undergraduates, 46% of the grad students, 32% of faculty, 49% of postdocs and 36% of other research and academic staff.) Findings indicate that:
As the analysis of the data continues we will work to improve library resources and services informed by this feedback.
Several blog stories describe specific results:
Below are the survey instrument and a variety of tables and graphs with summary results.