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Statistical Information

Statistical Information

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2021

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 $51.84 per capita for fiscal year 2020/21. Supplemental funds are raised by the Los Angeles County Public Library Foundation. 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$173,069,043
Materials$10,887,988
Population Served3,338,382
Annual Circulation3,381,712
Electronic Books Circulation4,893,887
Reference & Information Questions897,909
Registered Borrowers2,333,303
Internet Customer Usage Sessions48,261
Wi-Fi Usage Sessions905,002
Visits to Library Website10,748,310
Gate Count984,165
Holds1,745,306 Filled
Service Facilities
Regional & Community Libraries85
Institutional Library1
Bookmobiles3
In-Library Use of Items417,877
Materials Collection1,000,775 Titles | 4,203,647 Items
Books3,466,972
Periodicals3,571 Print Subscription
Government Publications7,875
Audio-visual Materials
Audio Materials190,232 Physical Items | 279,042 Online Items
Video525,571 Physical Items | 45,552 Online Items
CD-ROMs410
Databases48
Items Added to Library Collection362,901
Programs:
Adult & Young Adult624 Programs | 17,924 Attendance
Children’s1,478 Programs | 159,978 Attendance
Depositories
Federal1
State1
Homework Centers49
Family Place Sites84
Staff1,367
FTE840
Volunteers7
Hours Worked163
Friends of the Library Groups65
Members3,601
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