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August 23, 2014

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Library Operations : Library Use in 2013

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Library Use in 2013

Statistical and Financial Summaries

Facilities

  • Central Library, 26 neighborhood branches and Mobile Services

 

Staffing

  • 674 staff members
    (567 full-time equivalents)

 

2013 Circulation

  • Adult books: 3,731,477
  • Children's books: 2,540,883
  • Media (DVDs, CDs, audiobooks): 4,315,485
  • Digital/downloadable media: 1,268,259

Total: 11,856,104

 

2013 Collection Size

  • Central Library: 1,248,273
  • Branches: 953,693
  • Virtual Library: 224,376

Total: 2,426,342

 

2013 Patron Visits

  • Central Library (door count): 1,833,915 
  • Branches (door count): 4,900,740
  • Virtual visits (internal and external Web site visits): 7,214,323

Total:  13,948,978

 

2013 Service Levels and Programs

  • 880,845 reference questions answered (in person, phone, fax, mail, email, Live Help chat)
  • 261,366 people attended 8,228 programs at the Central Library, neighborhood branches and Mobile Services
  • 78,113 podcast downloads of Library programs

 

2013 Operating Budget

  • Personnel: $48,643,703
  • Books and Materials: $6,307,969
  • Equipment: $2,696,050
  • Maintenance, Security and Utilities: $3,360,838
  • Supplies: $727,545 
  • Other: $1,837,076

Total: $63,573,181