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. Download PDF

On a Typical Day*

  • 4,135 customer visits
  • 7,957 checkouts
  • 667 reference questions
  • 684 public computer sessions

Fiscal Year 2017

(Oct. 1, 2016 - Sept. 30, 2017)

  • In-person visits—1,313,766
  • Items borrowed (circulation)—2,662,933
  • Program attendance—112,401 
  • Summer reading program—2,344 kids, teens, and adults 
  • Reference questions—221,226 
  • Public computer Internet sessions—221,447
  • Main Library hours open—3,202
  • Branch library hours open**—2,554
  • Active borrowers—130,924 
  • New cards issued—15,243 
  • Offsite online catalog page views—4,065,999
  • Onsite online catalog page views—1,073,526 
  • Average daily offsite catalog page views—11,140 
  • Average daily onsite catalog page views*—3,149
  • Volunteer hours—2,659
  • Volunteers—57
  • FY 2018 Budget—$11.96 million

*Daily average excluding holidays and other closures
**Each branch; excludes Bown Crossing, which was open 19 weeks, tallying 939 open hours.

 

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