Education Arts & Community

Library Circulation per Capita

Other Data Other Data

items per capita
Result for Mar-18

Other Data Other Data

Education Arts & Community

Library Circulation per Capita

Other Data Other Data

items per capita
Result for Mar-18

Measure Description

Circulation per capita is a standard indicator in the library industry and measures the number of library materials lent to people with a library card. The measure divides the monthly circulation (items checked out) by the library's service area population (108,161 people in 2016), for an average number of check outs each resident has made on a monthly basis. The target of 0.580 is based on available performance data. Our target for FY18 is to grow overall circulation 2 percent when compared to the same period in the prior year.

Measure Importance

Public libraries are evolving into educational agencies by providing some of the very best informational products - books! If people are reading, they are learning and becoming better educated. A better educated community creates a better quality of life for our community members.

Measure Chart

Explanation of Performance

Status Indicator Definitions
On Target: Meets or exceeds expected performance
Watch: Falls close to expected performance
Below Target: Does not meet expectation; being monitored for improvement
Other Data: Data gathering only, no target

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