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Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016

The County of Los Angeles Public Library is a special fund department under the jurisdiction of the County Board of Supervisors. A 20-member Library Commission acts as an advisory board to the Library. The Library is financed primarily by a dedicated share of property tax from the service area, with other revenues including a general fund contribution, a parcel tax, grants, and fees. Budgeted expenditures are $38.83 per capita for fiscal year 2015/16. Supplemental funds are raised by the Los Angeles County Public Library Foundation. The County Public Library serves 49 of the 88 cities and most unincorporated areas in the County of Los Angeles. The Library belongs to the South State Cooperative Library System, and is an affiliate member of the Southern California Library Cooperative (SCLC).

Size 3,026 sq. mi.
Total Operating Expenditures $131,063,244
Materials $11,093,052
Population Served 3,375,417
Annual  Circulation 13,026,434
Electronic Books Circulation 963,118
Reference & Information Questions 7,011,235
Registered Borrowers 3,045,433
Internet Customer Usage Sessions 2,352,157
Wi-Fi Usage Sessions 100,249
Gate Count 10,694,275
Service Facilities  
Regional & Community Libraries 85
Institutional Library 1
Bookmobiles 3
In-Library Use of Items 3,026,739
Materials Collection 4,799,808 Items
915,371 Titles
Books 4,707,545 Volumes
734,256 Titles
Periodicals 5,313 Print Subscriptions
Government Publications 26,703
Audio-visual Materials  
Audio Materials 301,380
Video 703,812
Other AV 2,398
CD-ROMs 1,218
Databases 36
Items Added to Library Collection 397,111
Catalogued Books 427,612 Volumes
21,051 Titles
Adult & Young Adult 7,133 Programs
86,456 Attendance
Children's 14,355 Programs
455,702 Attendance
Federal 1
State 1
Homework Centers 47
Family Place Sites 81
Staff 1,483
FTE 1,119
Volunteers 1,304
Hours Worked 77,110
Friends of the Library Groups 77
Members 4,921