Ontario public library statistics

Self-reported data from approximately 380 public libraries, First Nation public libraries and contracting organizations.

Self-reported data from approximately 380 public libraries, First Nation public libraries and contracting organizations. The data includes:

  • general information including address
  • financial information
  • holdings information
  • staffing information
  • facilities information
  • activities information including typical week data
  • partnership information (2011 onwards)

Data from 2011 and onwards is from a refreshed database.  New fields were added for:

  • provincial funding types
  • project grant types
  • special collections holdings
  • circulation of E-resources including E-books
  • lending laptops
  • program types
  • readers advisory transactions
  • information technology support 

In 2012, new fields were added for:

  • E-readers
  • requests for accessible format materials
  • business and economic partnerships. 

In 2013 more fields were added for social media visits and other professional staff.

The database uses the common name “LibStats”.

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