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 administered its fourth triennial survey in January-February 2015. Previous surveys are linked to the tabs above, underneath the tab for this page.
The most recent MIT Libraries Survey was conducted in January-February 2015. Over 5400 MIT members responded, with an overall response rate of 32%. (Response rates by community: 36% of the undergraduates, 34% of the grad students, 22% of faculty, 32% of postdocs and 26% of other research and academic staff.) Here are some of the findings:
Below are several blog stories that describe specific results:
Below is the survey instrument, along with a summary results file.