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Statistical Information

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2014

The County of Los Angeles Public 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 $36.60 per capita for fiscal year 2013/14. Supplemental funds are raised by the Los Angeles County Public Library Foundation. The County Public Library serves 50 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).

Size 3,032 sq. mi.
Total Operating Expenditures $122,920,805
Materials $8,277,855
Population Served 3,358,197
Annual  Circulation 14,115,156
Reference & Information Questions 6,740,598
Registered Borrowers 2,949,870
Internet Customer Usage Sessions (includes Wi-Fi) 2,532,668
Gate Count 10,982,232
Service Facilities  
Regional & Community Libraries 85
Institutional Library 1
Bookmobiles 3
In-Library Use of Items 3,549,436
Materials Collection 5,771,853 Items
924,318 Titles
Books 4,794,480 Volumes
743,275 Titles
Periodicals 5,443 Print Subscriptions
Government Publications 27,777
Audio-visual Materials  
Audio Materials 306,393
Video 653,950
Other AV 2,401
CD-ROMs 1,217
Databases 36
Items Added to Library Collection 437,765
Catalogued Books 359,494 Volumes
24,909 Titles
Adult & Young Adult 5,394 Programs
72,330 Attendance
Children's 14,326 Programs
469,473 Attendance
Federal 1
State 1
Homework Centers 41
Staff 1,456
FTE 1,102
Volunteers 1,765
Hours Worked 86,819
Friends of the Library Groups 78
Members 6,028