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Numbers of Note

Service Measures

Circulation 
Adult Books3,519,706
Children's Books3,003,456
Media2,772,569
Downloads934,929
Total Circulation10,230,660
Cardholders 
New Card holders51,834
Student Accounts119,280
Total Cardholders508,356
 
Interlibrary Loan 
Interlibrary Loans Received42,877
Interlibrary Loans Lent67,539
Internet Access 
Public Computer Sessions570,598
Public Computer Hours500,659
WiFi Sessions1,642,193
 
Library Visits 
Physical Branches4,552,413
Virtual Branch5,452,645
Meeting Room Users (Est.)85,495
Storyville105,206
Programs and Attendance 
Programs Offered11,598
Program Attendance287,048
Summer Reading Challenge Registrations50,965
 
Queries Answered 
Reference549,354
General1,016,886
Virtual7,280
Total Queries Answered1,573,520
Social Media Followers 
Facebook14,320
Twitter2,869
Instagram1,122
 

Library Personnel and Collections

Personnel 
Total Full-Time Equivalent Positions483
Collections 
Physical Materials1,600,812
Downloadable Items199,426
Total Collection1,800,238
 

Financial Information

Expenditures 
Salaries and Wages$22,141,754
Employment Taxes and Benefits$6,451,572
Circulation Materials$7,264,684
Rent and Utilities$1,090,156
Other Expenses$3,270,196
Total$40,218,362
Revenue 
General Fund$33,370,743
State Aid$4,776,354
Fees for Service$2,361,675
Grants, Foundation and Gifts$396,403
Total$40,905,175

A Typical Day At BCPL...

12,860 branch visitors. 15,403 BCPL website visitors. 28,900 items borrowed. 2,641 digital downloads. 1,612 public computer users. 1,529 hours spent on public computers. 4,639 in-branch wi-fi users. 811 program attendees. 297 storyville visitors.