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Statistical Information

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2017

The LA County Library is a special fund department under the jurisdiction of the County Board of Supervisors. A 20-member Library Commission acts as an advisory board to the Library. The Library is financed primarily by a dedicated share of property tax from the service area, with other revenues including a general fund contribution, a parcel tax, grants, and fees. Budgeted expenditures are $38.55 per capita for fiscal year 2016/17. Supplemental funds are raised by the Los Angeles County Public Library Foundation. The LA County Library serves 49 of the 88 cities and most unincorporated areas in the County of Los Angeles. The Library belongs to the South State Cooperative Library System, and is an affiliate member of the Southern California Library Cooperative (SCLC).

Size3,041 sq. mi.
Budget
Total Operating Expenditures$130,054,236
Materials$11,723,310
Population Served3,373,360
Annual Circulation11,589,954
Electronic Books Circulation1,064,001
Reference & Information Questions6,735,747
Registered Borrowers2,813,195
Internet Customer Usage Sessions1,864,068
Wi-Fi Usage Sessions1,724,820
Visual Visits to Library Website7,893,604
Gate Count9,844,048
Holds2,012,574 Filled
Service Facilities
Regional & Community Libraries85
Institutional Library2
Bookmobiles3
In-Library Use of Items2,629,229
Materials Collection4,743,720 Items | 912,294 Titles
Books4,673,282 Volumes | 727,405 Titles
Periodicals5,576 Print Subscriptions
Government Publications26,534
Audio-visual Materials
Audio Materials299,344
Video724,169
Other AV2,329
CD-ROMs1,198
Databases38
Items Added to Library Collection456,126
Catalogued Books378,468 Volumes | 19,389 Titles
Programs:
Adult & Young Adult8,262 Programs | 100,517 Attendance
Children’s16,154 Programs | 479,338 Attendance
Depositories
Federal1
State1
Homework Centers50
Family Place Sites82
Staff1,513
FTE1,129
Volunteers1,854
Hours Worked73,380
Friends of the Library Groups77
Members4,921
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