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Statistical Information

Statistical Information

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2023

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 $63.24 per capita for fiscal year 2022/23. 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).

Size3,024 sq. mi.
Budget
Total Operating Expenditures$205,139,458
Materials$11,510,003
Population Served3,243,760
Annual Circulation13,199,223
Electronic Books Circulation10,473,873
Reference & Information Questions2,372,724
Registered Borrowers2,275,347
Internet Customer Usage Sessions757,610
Wi-Fi Usage Sessions3,294,167
Visits to Library Website2,228,047
Gate Count4,711,722
Holds1,341,945 Filled | 1,441,978 Placed
Service Facilities
Regional & Community Libraries86
Bookmobiles4
In-Library Use of Items1,392,868
Materials Collection949,037 Titles | 4,141,527 Items
Books4,409,512
Periodicals3,733 Print Subscription
Government Publications8,369
Audio-visual Materials
Audio Materials102,717 Physical Items | 373,148 Online Items
Video501,568 Physical Items | 58,769 Online Items
CD-ROMs858
Databases46
Items Added to Library Collection377,545
Programs:
Adult & Young Adult4,236 Programs | 70,729 Attendance
Children’s499 Programs | 8,104 Attendance
Depositories
Federal1
State1
Homework Centers49
Staff1,090
FTE652
Volunteers364
Hours Worked7,546
Friends of the Library Groups58
Members3,515
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