Facts & Figures

See How the Boise Public Library Stacks Up!

iStock_000017446839Small-teentechnology.jpgYour libraries get A LOT of use! Check out the numbers below to see just how people are using our library system. 

Fiscal Year 2018

(Oct. 1, 2017 - Sept. 30, 2018)

  • In-person visits—1.5M
  • Items borrowed (circulation)—2.7M
  • Program attendance—139,904 
  • Summer reading program—4,000 kids, teens, and adults 
  • Reference questions—208,136 
  • Public computer Internet sessions—209,485 (11.9M minutes of use)
  • Main Library hours open*—3,328
  • Branch library hours open*—10,400
  • Active borrowers—143,000 (64% of Boise's population) 
  • Volunteer hours—4,244
  • Volunteers—70
  • FY 2018 Budget—$12.95M

*Daily average excluding holidays and other closures 

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Phone: (208) 972-8200
Telecirc: (208) 384-4450
TTY: 1-800-377-3529
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Director: Kevin Booe

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