Statistics FY 2015-2016

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  • The three Dare County Libraries circulated over 180,000 items putting us over 20% higher than the state average in total per capita borrowing. Put another way, it is as if every man, woman and child in Dare County borrowed almost six items from us last year.
  • We lent 10,295 Cloud Library eBooks to Dare County residents.
  • For all of FY 2015-2016, Tumblebooks (eBooks for kids) database was accessed 10,979 times.
  • The three Dare County Libraries are open to the public a combined 124 hours per week.
  • Over 8,500 children attended a Dare County Library program or story time last year.
  • 44% of the Dare County population is registered as library borrowers.
  • We delivered 1,820 items to the elderly and homebound though our outreach service.
  • We answered almost 12,000 reference questions.
  • Our public computers were used 19,833 times.
  • Tallied almost 4,982 wireless internet sessions.
  • Borrowed 1,331 books, newspaper and periodicals from public and academic libraries throughout the Country through our interlibrary loan service.
  • There are over 85,000 items in the three Dare County Libraries - 230,000 in the East Albemarle Regional Library system.