Library Use on Snapshot Day

Oct 12, 2018

Picking a book to check out at Alpine Branch Library

Wyoming libraries are busy, serving their communities day in and day out. Our Snapshot Day tally tells the story of how our libraries are used, both physically and electronically. On just one day,  Tuesday, October 9, 2018, Wyoming’s public and community college libraries:

  • Circulated 13,042 items, including 4,882 children’s items
  • Issued 101 new library cards
  • Added 963 items to their catalogs
  • Had over 3.13 million items available to Wyoming’s residents in their collections

From data collected annually by the Wyoming State Library, we estimate that every day, there are:

  • 9,225 visits to public libraries
  • 1,645 people using a public library computer
  • 1,167 reference questions answered in public libraries
  • 855 children and teens who attended programs at their public libraries
  • 47 meeting room uses
  • 921 wireless internet sessions
  • 6,694 retrievals of information from WYLD databases

The electronic resources offer articles, ebooks, scholarly sources, downloadable audiobooks, courses and tutorials, and much more. These are available to every Wyoming resident, 24 hours a day. On October 9, there were:

  • 1,048 Encyclopedia Britannica sessions
  • 2,916 sessions using the Gale databases, with 1,898 full-text retrievals
  • 824 sessions using the Chadwyck-Healey databases
  • 348 ebooks and audiobooks downloaded from CloudLibrary
  • 436 RBDigital audiobook and digital magazine downloads
  • 25 logins to Pronunciator, our language learning resource

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