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Systemwide Statistics: Fiscal Year 1999

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Summary of Financial Activities for Fiscal Year 1999 (As of June 30, 1999)

Support and Revenues:
Includes City, State, and Federal funds, as well as private sources, investment income, and other income.
The Research Libraries: $95,656,000
The Branch Libraries: $120,323,000
Total Support and Revenue, 1999: $215,979,000
[Total Support and Revenue, 1998: $203,737,000]

Operating Expenses
Operating Expenses of The Research Libraries, and Librarywide Programs: $101,949,000
Operating Expenses of The Branch Libraries: $121,781,000
Total Operating Expenses, 1999: $223,730,000
[Total Operating Expenses, 1998: $205,951,000] 

The Research Libraries

Locations: 4 -- Humanities and Social Sciences Library; The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; and the Science, Industry and Business Library
Collections: 41,709,454 items (13,991,994 books)
Users in FY 99: 1,974,992 total

  • Humanities and Social Sciences Library: 1,300,946
  • The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts:
  • 54,203

  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: 44,022
  • Science, Industry and Business Library: 575,821

Reader Use

  • Business/Professional Users 35%
  • Academic Users 17%
  • Research Libraries Group  3%
  • Other 45%

Number of items consulted: 2,162,459
Reference inquiries (telephone): 257,017
Materials preserved:

  • Through restoration, preservation, microfilming, and reprint: 110,811
  • Other items: 17,154
  • Hours of recorded sound: 637
  • Feet of motion picture film: 36,000
  • Hours of videotape media: 407
  • Volumes cleaned: 52,807

Employees: 1,157 (377 are hourly) 

The Branch Libraries

Locations: 85 -- in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island
Collections: 10,421,691 items (4,341,485 books)
Users in FY99: 13,145,709 total

  • Bronx: 4,417,387
  • Manhattan: 4,672,177
  • Staten Island: 1,553,636
  • Central Library Units: 2,502,509

Library card holders: 1.86 million
Reference inquiries: 6,739,512 (90,363 telephone reference service)
Directional inquiries: 5,746,416
Items circulated: 12,652,723
Distribution of free material: 202,177
Internet user sessions : 1,622,318
Web page views: 5,340,186
Free programs: 21,898

  • Adult: 4,740
  • Young Adult: 2,297
  • Children: 13,009
  • Special Services:1,852

Free program attendance: 419,539

  • Adult: 92,013
  • Young Adult: 45,033
  • Children: 247,166
  • Special Services: 35,327

Number of CLASP (Connecting Libraries and Schools Project) programs: 4,036
CLASP program attendance: 99,339
Number of branch exhibits: 2,336
Number of items purchases: 870,474
Titles cataloged: 52,270
Number of volunteers: 864
Number of volunteer hours: 33,078 

Library-wide

Employees:  2,448 (719 are hourly) 

Cyberfacts

Electronic visits to NYPL website annually: 3,600,000
Countries accessing website: 155
Computers for public use: 1,900
Electronic databases for public use: 300

 

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