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Statistical Information

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2018

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 $44.17 per capita for fiscal year 2017/18. 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$148,990,114
Materials$15,067,590
Population Served3,373,360
Annual Circulation10,857,015
Electronic Books Circulation1,184,289
Reference & Information Questions5,908,474
Registered Borrowers2,415,867
Internet Customer Usage Sessions2,171,881
Wi-Fi Usage Sessions4,388,224
Visual Visits to Library Website8,486,849
Gate Count10,300,859
Holds1,914,197 Filled
Service Facilities
Regional & Community Libraries85
Institutional Library2
Bookmobiles3
In-Library Use of Items2,645,277
Materials Collection4,708,931 Titles | 4,591,707 Items
Books4,729,753 Volumes | 791,792 Titles
Periodicals5,387 Print Subscriptions
Government Publications26,447
Audio-visual Materials
Audio Materials288,759
Video730,843
Other AV2,354
CD-ROMs1,185
Databases43
Items Added to Library Collection540,051
Catalogued Books372,559 Volumes | 42,626 Titles
Programs:
Adult & Young Adult9,595 Programs | 119,530 Attendance
Children’s16,852 Programs | 499,512 Attendance
Depositories
Federal1
State1
Homework Centers49
Family Place Sites84
Staff1,495
FTE928
Volunteers1,684
Hours Worked70,677
Friends of the Library Groups77
Members4,921
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