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Library Operations : Library Use in 2012

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Library Use in 2012

Statistical and Financial Summaries

Facilities

  • Central Library, 26 neighborhood branches and Mobile Services.

 

Staffing

  • 616 staff members
    (505.1 full-time equivalents)

 

2012 Circulation

  • Adult books: 3,692,714
  • Children's books: 2,335,446
  • Media (DVDs, CDs, audiobooks): 4,399,582
  • Digital/downloadable media: 1,007,560

Total: 11,435,302

 

2012 Collection Size

  • Central Library: 1,225,066
  • Branches: 1,028,379
  • Virtual Library: 182,075

Total: 2,435,520

 

2012 Patron Visits

  • Central Library (door count): 1,817,484 
  • Branches (door count): 4,652,632
  • Virtual visits (internal and external Web site visits): 7,120,945

Total:  13,591,061

 

2012 Service Levels and Programs

  • 899,568 reference questions answered (in person, phone, fax, mail, email, Live Help chat)
  • 226,380 people attended 7,023 programs at the Central Library, neighborhood branches and Mobile Services
  • 70,804 podcast downloads of Library programs

 

2012 Operating Budget

  • Personnel: $41,070,857
  • Books and Materials: $5,005,649
  • Maintenance, Security and Utilities: $2,237,248
  • Supplies: $389,400 
  • Other: $3,100,480

Total: $51,803,634