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Systemwide Statistics: Fiscal Year 1997

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Fiscal Year 1997 Operating Budget (As of June 30, 1997)

Operating Expenses
Operating Expenses of The Research Libraries, Librarywide Programs, and Related Central Services and Administration: $92,682,000

Operating Expenses of The Branch Libraries and Related Central Services and Administration: $104,369,000

Total Operating Expenses: $197,051,000

Support and Revenue:
Includes City, State, and Federal funds, as well as private sources, investment income, and other income.

The Research Libraries: $91,753,000

The Branch Libraries: $101,917,000

Total Support and Revenue, 1997: $193,670,000

The Research Libraries

Locations: 4 ­ — Center for the Humanities, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Science, Industry and Business Library

Collections: 40,875,016 items (13,274,403 books)

Users in FY 97:

  • Center for the Humanities: 1,066,100
  • The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts: 373,659
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: 57,850
  • Science, Industry and Business Library: 549,198

Total Users in FY97: 2,046,807

Number of items consulted: 2,019,541

Reference inquiries (telephone): 261,124

Reader use

  • Business/Professional Users: 32%
  • Academic Users: 15%
  • Research Libraries Group: 5%
  • Other: 48%

Materials preserved:

  • Through restoration, preservation, microfilming, and reprint: 88,397
  • Other items: 17,103
  • Hours of recorded sound: 217
  • Feet of motion picture film: 411,600
  • Number of titles of videotape media: 183
  • Volumes cleaned: 148,056

Employees: 1,177 (379 are hourly)

The Branch Libraries

Locations: 85 -- in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island

Collections: 11,445,971 items (5,227,970 are books)

Users in FY97:

  • Bronx: 4,432,015
  • Manhattan: 4,781,717
  • Staten Island: 1,566,168
  • Central Library Units (Andrew Heiskell Library for the Blind and Physically Hanidcapped, Donnell Library Center, Mid-Manhattan Library, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - Circulating Collections, Science, Industry and Business Library - Circulating Collections): 2,215,729

Total Users in FY97: 12,995,629

Library card holders: 2.54 million

Reference inquiries: 6,297,915 (118,236 telephone reference service)

Directional inquiries: 5,280,743

Items circulated: 11,581,151

Distribution of free material: 700,368

Personal computer appointments: 134,599

Free programs:

  • Adults: 5,269
  • Young Adult: 3,491
  • Children: 16,750
  • Special Services (includes correctional facility programs): 2,895
  • CLASP (Connecting Libraries and Schools Project): 2,153

Total programs: 30,558

Free program attendance:

  • Adult: 112,093
  • Young adult: 69,226
  • Children: 345,493
  • Special Services (includes correctional facility programs) attendance: 54,279
  • CLASP (Connecting Libraries and Schools Project) attendance: 64,442

Total free program attendance: 645,533

Number of branch exhibits: 2,760

Employees: 2,379 (673 are hourly)

Number of volunteers: 2,378

Number of volunteer hours: 37,022

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