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Results by library type: Public, Academic, School and Special Libraries

317 California libraries and library jurisdictions (comprising 1,178 library outlets) captured usage statistics for CLA's 2010 California Library Snapshot Day:

In 117 public library jurisdictions:

  • 652,380 people visited the library in person.
  • Library websites were accessed 847,772 times.
  • 682,501 items were checked out or renewed.
  • 76,348 reference questions were answered in person.
  • 13,765 reference questions were answered via other means, e.g., telephone, email, instant message, text message, mail, or the web.
  • 96,177 people used a library computer.
  • 1,347 programs were held for children, teens, adults, and families.
  • 37,332 people attended these programs.
  • 10,497 people received bibliographic or information literacy instruction, training in library resources, literacy tutoring, and homework help services.
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On 66 academic campuses:

  • 304,385 people visited the library in person.
  • Library websites were accessed 467,730 times.
  • 54,818 items were checked out or renewed.
  • 13,040 reference questions were answered in person.
  • 1,751 reference questions were answered via other means, e.g., telephone, email, instant message, text message, mail, or the web.
  • 57,158 people used a library computer.
  • 135 programs were held for children, teens, adults, and families.
  • 3,816 people attended these programs.
  • 6,207 people received bibliographic or information literacy instruction, training in library resources, literacy tutoring, and homework help services.
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At 28 community colleges:

  • 107,221 people visited the library in person.
  • Library websites were accessed 21,548 times.
  • 11,151 items were checked out or renewed.
  • 3,123 reference questions were answered in person.
  • 305 reference questions were answered via other means, e.g., telephone, email, instant message, text message, mail, or the web.
  • 18,801 people used a library computer.
  • 36 programs were held for children, teens, adults, and families.
  • 1,101 people attended these programs.
  • 2,276 people received bibliographic or information literacy instruction, training in library resources, literacy tutoring, and homework help services.
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On 21 California State University campuses:

  • 113,708 people visited the library in person.
  • Library websites were accessed 356,326 times.
  • 19,288 items were checked out or renewed.
  • 6,129 reference questions were answered in person.
  • 643 reference questions were answered via other means, e.g., telephone, email, instant message, text message, mail, or the web.
  • 27,666 people used a library computer.
  • 90 programs were held for children, teens, adults, and families.
  • 2,333 people attended these programs.
  • 3,310 people received bibliographic or information literacy instruction, training in library resources, literacy tutoring, and homework help services.
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On 8 University of California campuses:

  • 75,884 people visited the library in person.
  • Library websites were accessed 78,356 times.
  • 22,480 items were checked out or renewed.
  • 3,603 reference questions were answered in person.
  • 745 reference questions were answered via other means, e.g., telephone, email, instant message, text message, mail, or the web.
  • 10,368 people used a library computer.
  • 7 programs were held for children, teens, adults, and families.
  • 371 people attended these programs.
  • 491 people received bibliographic or information literacy instruction, training in library resources, literacy tutoring, and homework help services.
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At 9 private colleges:

  • 7,572 people visited the library in person.
  • Library websites were accessed 11,500 times.
  • 1,899 items were checked out or renewed.
  • 185 reference questions were answered in person.
  • 58 reference questions were answered via other means, e.g., telephone, email, instant message, text message, mail, or the web.
  • 323 people used a library computer.
  • 2 programs were held for children, teens, adults, and families.
  • 11 people attended these programs.
  • 130 people received bibliographic or information literacy instruction, training in library resources, literacy tutoring, and homework help services.
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In 84 schools:

  • 50,932 people visited the library in person.
  • Library websites were accessed 14,878 times.
  • 32,858 items were checked out or renewed.
  • 3,701 reference questions were answered in person.
  • 530 reference questions were answered via other means, e.g., telephone, email, instant message, text message, mail, or the web.
  • 15,896 people used a library computer.
  • 651 programs were held for children, teens, adults, and families.
  • 20,404 people attended these programs.
  • 9,310 people received bibliographic or information literacy instruction, training in library resources, literacy tutoring, and homework help services.
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At 9 special libraries:

  • 2,178 people visited the library in person.
  • Library websites were accessed 3,189 times.
  • 2,475 items were checked out or renewed.
  • 266 reference questions were answered in person.
  • 336 reference questions were answered via other means, e.g., telephone, email, instant message, text message, mail, or the web.
  • 280 people used a library computer.
  • 29 programs were held for children, teens, adults, and families.
  • 406 people attended these programs.
  • 64 people received bibliographic or information literacy instruction, training in library resources, literacy tutoring, and homework help services.
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The ALA Library Snapshot Day Initiative is co-sponsored by the Committee on Library Advocacy’s (COLA’s) Advocacy Coordinating Group, the ALA Chapter Relations Committee (CRC), the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).

California Library Snapshot Day is a project of the California Library Association (CLA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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