Facts and Figures
about Skokie Public Library

Circulation statistics
Collection size
Building size

Circulation Statistics

Fiscal year

Number of registered borrowers Number of items circulated Number of reference transactions
1930 64        no record       no record      
1938 2,507        15,567        no record      
1941 2,037        17,249        no record      
1952 4,727        46,370        no record      
1960 25,308        285,392        no record      
1969-1970 37,307        518,465        35,133       
1979-1980 26,062        513,916        111,035       
1989-1990 35,171        823,069        188,874       
1999-2000 34,665        1,183,020        262,050       
2009-2010 40,728        2,144,762        274,142       
2010-2011 40,761        2,243,675        267,142       
2011-2012 41,772        2,176,819        284,624       
2012-2013 41,551        2,153,359        262,602       

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Collection Size
    as of April 30, 2013

Number of items in Adult collection 300,072
Nonfiction 144,862
Fiction 82,748
Audio-visual materials 72,462

Number of items in Youth collection
134,302
Nonfiction 45,090
Fiction 67,453
Audio-visual materials 21,749

Total number of items in Library collection
(includes the Bookmobile collection)

481,628

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Building Size

Actual building area in square feet
Basement 9,021
First floor 63,208
Second floor 37,376
Third floor 23,585
Total actual area in square feet 133,190

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