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February 7, 2016

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Library Operations : Library Use in 2014

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Library Use in 2014

Statistical and Financial Summaries

Facilities

  • Central Library, 26 neighborhood branches and Mobile Services

 

Staffing

  • 673 staff members
    (554 full-time equivalents)

 

2014 Circulation

  • Adult books: 3,619,146
  • Children's books: 2,675,979
  • Media (DVDs, CDs, audiobooks): 3,697,196
  • Digital/downloadable media: 1,752,553

Total: 11,744,874

 

2014 Collection Size

  • Central Library: 1,285,197
  • Branches: 931,456
  • Virtual Library: 267,896

Total: 2,484,549

 

2014 Patron Visits

  • Central Library (door count): 1,801,862 
  • Branches (door count): 4,778,601
  • Virtual visits (internal and external Web site visits): 7,229,831

Total:  13,810,294

 

2014 Service Levels and Programs

  • 831,412 reference questions answered (in person, phone, fax, mail, email, Live Help chat, online Homework Help)
  • 4,798,337 holds placed
  • 467,862 database sessions
  • 359,183 people attended in person or listened by podcast to 9,861 programs at the Central Library and neighborhood branches 

 

2014 Operating Budget

  • Personnel: $49,853,303
  • Books and Materials: $6,307,969
  • Equipment: $1,904,369
  • Maintenance, Security and Utilities: $2,773,139
  • Supplies: $791,678 
  • Other: $2,080,759

Total: $63,711,217