Annual Report Statistics

Statistics 2014 2015 2016*
Total Number of Library Cardholders: 48,147 47,086 45,424
Library Visits: 492,106 474,982 461,402
Total Items checked out: 923,063 927,389

848,293

Materials borrowed from other libraries: 8,915 9,825 9,671
Materials sent as interloans to other libraries: 11,732 10,788 11,236
Reference questions answered: 89,232 77,896 59,321
Total number of materials:  456,753 444,790 435,385
Public Internet uses: 118,825 109,965 92,656
Number of programs for children: 325 347 342
   Attendance:  15,844 15,373 15,220
Number of programs for teens: 31 40 47
 Attendance: 923 1,399 1,231
Number of programs for adults:  170 146 146
Attendance:  3,401 3,208 5,014
Total weekly public service hours (all locations): 139 139 139
Number of permanent staff: 49 46.5 46.5

 

*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.