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Annual Reports

2004-2005

2005-2006

2006-2007

2007-2008

2008-2009

Statistics

Usage Statistics

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

           
Total Circulation
1,256,993
1,311,122
1,361,888
1,346,924 1,386,273

Books/Magazines

715,185 725,014 742,304 765,098 799,349

Videos, CDs, DVDs, Audiobooks, etc.

541,808 586,108 619,584 581,826 586,924
           
Total Collection
193,153
201,275
204,977
198,292 201,838

Average Loans per volume

6.5 6.5 6.6 6.8 6.9

Items added to collection

21,860 23,052 24,805 24,804 25,470

Items withdrawn from collection

12,653 14,545 22,574 24,687 20,369
           
Borrowers
31,058
27,176
26,405
38,453* 31,149

Ames registered borrowers

22,476 19,536 18,808 31,900* 22,767

Circulation per Ames borrower

55.9 53.3 57.4 33.2* 48

Circulation per capita for Ames

24.8 25.8 26.1 25.8 25

% of Ames population

44.3 38.5 36.0 61.0 41.6
           
Visitors
471,164
476,517
459,000
462,967 424,504
           
Programs
   

Youth/Family-# of programs

485 1,008 1,502 1,637 1,801

Youth/Family-program attendance

14,051 22,068 29,148 30,163 34,437

Young Adult-# of programs

49 52 60 102

Young Adult-program attendance

709 1,230 1,259 1,143

Adult-# of programs

282 222 314 291 263

Adult-program attendance

13,146 10,476 10,882 10,165 9,131

Total Programs

767 1,279 1,868 1,988 2,166

Total Program Attendance

27,197 33,253 41,260 41,587 44,711
           
Meetings
1,018
1,383
2,201
2,170 2,182

Attendance

27,356

24,528

41,778 41,109 40,869
           
Volunteers
355
534
525
534 544

Hours contributed

12,454 14,752 13,681 14,675 15,825

FTE (Full-time equivalent)

5.9 7.1 6.6 7.1 7.6
 
Interlibrary Loans
   

Borrowed for APL users

1,104 905 790 752 1,421

Loaned to other libraries

3,529 3,465 3,773 4,582 4,941
           
Reference Questions
49,478
48,048
52,780
51,584 54,548
           
Electronic Resource Usage
68,069
69,985
77,110
68,105 197,872
           
Computer Use
   
Number of Customers 54,650 51,918 56,040 56,241 59,073
Hours of Use 41,000 36,900 35,491 37,494 39,382

 

* Borrower registration statistically corrected for FY 2007/2008