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Statistical Information

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2019

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 $45.05 per capita for fiscal year 2018/19. 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$153,478,193
Materials$12,304,531
Population Served3,407,012
Annual Circulation9,724,078
Electronic Books Circulation2,345,072
Reference & Information Questions5,757,577
Registered Borrowers2,498,788
Internet Customer Usage Sessions1,477,261
Wi-Fi Usage Sessions4,051,081
Visits to Library Website7,406,338
Gate Count9,754,089
Holds2,033,090 Filled
Service Facilities
Regional & Community Libraries85
Institutional Library1
Bookmobiles3
In-Library Use of Items2,390,816
Materials Collection1,137,864 Titles | 4,583,011 Items
Books4,263,135
Periodicals4,926 Print Subscription
Government Publications22,084
Audio-visual Materials
Audio Materials211,571
Video542,399
Other AV15,700
CD-ROMs1,398
Databases41
Items Added to Library Collection461,034
Programs:
Adult & Young Adult9,791 Programs | 97,564 Attendance
Children’s18,412 Programs | 422,716 Attendance
Depositories
Federal1
State1
Homework Centers49
Family Place Sites84
Staff1,560
FTE991
Volunteers1,666
Hours Worked58,037
Friends of the Library Groups70
Members4,022
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All LA County Library locations are closed until further notice. Get more information on available library resources and assistance for those affected by COVID-19.

Library staff will be unavailable on Monday, March 30 in observance of César Chávez Day.


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