2018 Statistical & Financial Summaries

Facilities: Central Library, 26 neighborhood branches and Mobile Services

Staffing: 698 (589.13 full-time equivalents)


Physical Items
Print 5,259,202 
Media (CDs, DVDs, audiobooks) 2,776,990 
(laptops, tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, Kill A Watt power meters)
Total 8,066,293
Digital items
E-books and e-audiobooks 2,843,567 
Streaming and downloadable media 1,021,797
Total 3,865,364
Total 11,931,657

Collection Size

Central Library 1,014,388
Branches and Other 885,489
E-collection 463,911
Total 2,363,788

Patron Visits

Central Library and branches 5,201,945
Online visits (website and catalog visits) 12,021,472
Total 17,223,417

Social Media

Facebook fans 50,563
Twitter followers 20,701
Pinterest followers 2,258
Instagram followers 16,553


Service Levels and Programs

Assisted Information questions answered  720,132
Holds placed on physical or digital items  5,110,734
Database sessions  370,528
Library classes, events or activities 10,060
Number of people who attended Library programs 304,290

Operating Budget (Does not include private gifts.)

Personnel $55,707,000
Books and Materials $7,651,000
Equipment $3,642,000
Maintenance, Security and Utilities $3,200,000
Supplies $672,000
Other $4,105,000
Total $74,977,000

Meeting rooms

Private group rentals  717
Nonprofit groups used free meeting room spaces  158
Programs hosted by the Library in meeting rooms  943
Library staff meetings and staff trainings 837
Total meetings supported 2,655


People who took scheduled group tours of the Central Library 40
Cell phone tours 1,094


Computer Access: 2,535,306 public computer and Wi-Fi sessions

Event Services manages Central Library meeting facilities and building tours

Volunteers: 642 individuals contributed 22,560 volunteer hours

Photo shoots: $9,775 total revenue 

2018 Impact Report Key Statistics