Fairfax County Libraries: By the Numbers

More than 16,000 people visited the library branches in one day.

Walk into any weekday, and you’re bound to see a gaggle of students studying and adults working at computer workstations.

Just how many people use Fairfax County Library services? A survey from Snapshot Virginia Day on April 21 collected data on how libraries are used to determine the impact on the community.

Here is what the snapshot found that day, for all libraries in the Fairfax County Public Library system:

  • Customers checked out, renewed or downloaded more than 46,000 books, CDs, eBooks or eVideos.
  • More than 16,000 people visited the library branches.
  • There were more than 14,000 visits to the library website.
  • There were more than 1,300 computer use sessions.
  • Library staff answered more than 1,700 reference questions.
  • 179 people applied for library cards.
  • 38 groups used free library meeting rooms (698 people attended).
  • Library branches offered 13 programs or classes that day which were attended by 385 people
  • Volunteers donated 457 hours to the library.
Gordon Blvd May 26, 2012 at 02:37 AM
missing from the story: number of branches in the system :)
Mary Ann Barton (Editor) May 26, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Gordon did you have a number?? I counted 22.


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