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Systemwide Statistics: Fiscal Year 2000

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Summary of Financial Activities for Fiscal Year 2000 (As of June 30, 2000)

Support and Revenues, Library-wide:

Includes City, State, and Federal funds, as well as private sources, investment income, and other income.
The Research Libraries: $119,867,000
The Branch Libraries: $137,440,000
Total Support and Revenue, 2000: $257,307,000
Total Support and Revenue, 1999: $215,979,000 

Operating Expenses
Operating Expenses of The Research Libraries, and Librarywide Programs: $118,535,000
Operating Expenses of The Branch Libraries: $134,914,000
Total Operating Expenses, 2000: $253,449,000
Total Operating Expenses, 1999: $223,730,000 

The Research Libraries

Locations: 4 -- Humanities and Social Sciences Library; The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts -- Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; and the Science, Industry and Business Library
Collections: 42,098,829 items (14,310,969 are books)
Users in FY 99: 1,955,268 total

  • Humanities and Social Sciences Library: 1,346,991
  • The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts:
  • 33,008
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: 40,415
  • Science, Industry and Business Library: 534,854

Reader Use

  • Business/Professional Users 29%
  • Academic Users 21%
  • Research Libraries Group 2%
  • Other 48%

Number of items consulted: 2,909,482
Reference inquiries (telephone): 199,039
Materials preserved:

  • Through restoration, preservation, microfilming, and reprint: 239,283
  • Other items: 1,664
  • Hours of recorded sound media: 878
  • Feet of motion picture film: 9,397
  • Hours of videotape media: 1,727
  • Volumes cleaned: 53,839

Employees: 834; plus 382 hourly 

The Branch Libraries

Locations: 85 -- in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island
Collections: 10,258,570 items (4,063,864 are books)
Users in FY00: 12,290,846 total

  • Bronx: 4,017,768
  • Manhattan: 4,195,641
  • Staten Island: 1,553,431
  • Central Library Units: 2,524,006

Library card holders: 1,782,593
Reference inquiries: 6,419,072
Directional inquiries: 5,731,654
Items circulated: 12,842,278
Distribution of free material: 166,630
Internet user sessions : 2,859,640
Web page views: 11,026,300
Free programs: 21,673

  • Adult: 5,190
  • Young Adult: 2,123
  • Children: 11,216
  • Outreach Services: 3,144

Free program attendance: 396,052

  • Adult: 86,577
  • Young Adult: 41,275
  • Children: 210,948
  • Outreach Services: 57,252

Number of CLASP (Connecting Libraries and Schools Project) programs: 5,075
CLASP program attendance: 117,789
Number of branch exhibits: 2,097
Number of items purchased: 963,347
Titles cataloged: 53,656
Employees: 1,710; plus 668 hourly
Number of volunteers: 838
Number of volunteer hours: 37,984 

Library-wide

Employees:  3,594 total (of these, 1,050 are hourly) 

Cyberfacts

Electronic visits to NYPL website annually: 5,300,000
Countries accessing website: 170
Web Pages: 3,500
Web Images: 16,400
Computers for public use: 1,919
Electronic databases for public use: 350

 

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