Annual Report Statistics

 

Statistics 2014 2015 2016* 2017 2018**
Total Number of Library Cardholders: 48,147 47,086 45,424 42,674  51,636
Library Visits: 492,106 474,982 461,402 475,363 431,669
Total Items checked out: 923,063 927,389

848,293

871,704

795,723

Materials borrowed from other libraries: 8,915 9,825 9,671 10,543  10,890
Materials sent as interloans to other libraries: 11,732 10,788 11,236 12,578  12,729
Reference questions answered: 89,232 77,896 59,321 71,253  59,579
Total number of materials:  456,753 444,790 435,385 424,304  381,874
Public Internet uses: 118,825 109,965 92,656 90,489 81,685
Number of programs for children: 325 347 342 374 430
   Attendance:  15,844 15,373 15,220 18,291 18,517
Number of programs for teens: 31 40 47 35 46
 Attendance: 923 1,399 1,231 1,502 1,521
Number of programs for adults:  170 146 146 205 267
Attendance:  3,401 3,208 5,014 8,642 7,678
Total weekly public service hours (all locations): 139 139 139 139 139
Number of permanent staff: 49 46.5 49.39 48.64  48.64

 

*The Mount Royal branch was closed for several weeks for renovations in 2016. Time allowed per internet session was also increased, thus decreasing the average number of sessions per day.

**Parking and accessibility to the Main Library was impacted due to Phase I of the Superior Street Reconstruction Project April 2018-November 2018