January 17, 2022

Cincinnati: Public Library Use Reached an All-Time High in 2011

From the Cincinnati Enquirer:

By any measure, 2011 was “one for the books” at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


Overall, Library customers borrowed more than 17.6 million items from the Library in 2011, putting total circulation for the year nearly 8 percent ahead of 2010. E-books, e-audiobooks, and other downloadable materials exploded in popularity, with use increasing 518 percent from 2010.

The Library added 3,000 new programs to its 2011 line-up, which attracted 105,000 more attendants than the previous year. When 2011 ended, the Library “closed the books” with more than 425,000 active Library Cards, 1.6 million customer computer sessions, and 8 million total visits, a 1.6 million increase from 2010.

See Also: Toronto: World’s Busiest Urban Public Library System Gets Busier

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.