Statistics FY 2017-2018

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  • The three Dare County Libraries circulated over 180,000 physical items such as books and DVD's putting us almost 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 more than five items from us last year.
  • We lent 10,830 Cloud Library eBooks and eAudios to Dare County residents.
  • For all of FY 2017-2018, Tumblebooks (eBooks for kids) database was accessed 13,163 times.
  • The three Dare County Libraries are open to the public a combined 124 hours per week.
  • Over 12,500 children attended a Dare County Library program or story time last year.
  • 39% of the Dare County population is registered as library borrowers.
  • We delivered 2,265 items to the elderly and homebound though our outreach service.
  • We answered over 18,000 reference questions.
  • Our public computers were used 14,669 times.
  • Tallied over 17,000 wireless internet sessions.
  • Borrowed 485 books, newspaper and periodicals from public and academic libraries throughout the Country through our interlibrary loan service.
  • There are over 82,000 items in the three Dare County Libraries - 240,000 in the East Albemarle Regional Library system.