2017 Statistical & Financial Summaries

Facilities: Central Library, 26 neighborhood branches and Mobile Services

Staffing: 692 (581.25 full-time equivalents)


Physical items

Media (CDs, DVDs, audiobooks):
(laptops, tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, Kill A Watt power meters):


Digital items

E-books and e-audiobooks:
Streaming and downloadable media
Total 11,622,522

Collection Size

Central Library 1,365,205 
Branches 916,086 
E-books and e-audiobooks 360,825
Total 2,642,116

Patron Visits

Central Library and branches 5,162,519
Online visits (website and catalog visits) 11,841,385
Total 17,003,904
Social Media
Facebook fans 49,380 
Twitter followers 19,430 
Pinterest followers 2,141 
Instagram followers 13,198


Service Levels and Programs

Assisted Information questions answered  742,835
Holds placed on physical or digital items  4,858,296
Database sessions  356,517
Library classes, events or activities 10,965 
Number of people who attended Library programs 329,395

Operating Budget (Does not include private gifts.)

Personnel $54,025,000 
Books and Materials $7,085,000 
Equipment $1,769,000
Maintenance, Security and Utilities $3,087,000
Supplies $747,000
Other $4,083,000
Total $70,796,000

Meeting rooms

Private group rentals  547
Nonprofit groups used free meeting room spaces  47
Programs hosted by the Library in meeting rooms  1,041
Library staff meetings and staff trainings 781
Total meetings supported 2,416


People who took scheduled group tours of the Central Library 475
Cell phone tours 1,156


Computer Access: 2,534,194 public computer and Wi-Fi sessions

Event Services manages Central Library meeting facilities and building tours

Volunteers: 908 individuals contributed 27,761 volunteer hours

Photo shoots: $6,850 total revenue 

Where'd you go, Bernadette? Book cover

Highlight - Scenes shot at Central Library for major motion picture, “Where’d You Go Bernadette?