Library Use on Wyoming Snapshot Day 2016

Oct 12, 2016

Sublette County Library - Pinedale

Sublette County Library – Pinedale

Libraries make a different in their communities every day — which is why we celebrated Snapshot Day on Tuesday. We’ve compiled a few numbers to put libraries’ value to Wyoming’s residents into perspective. On Snapshot Day, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, Wyoming’s public and community college libraries:

  • Circulated 12,950 items, including 4,903 children’s items and 661 electronic materials
  • Issued 92 new library cards
  • Added 685 items to their catalogs
  • Had over 3.7 million items available to Wyoming’s residents in their collections

WYLDCAT, Wyoming’s online catalog, had over 2,900 searches

Multiple resources are available to every Wyoming resident through the databases. Here is a sampling of how much they were used on just one day on Snapshot Day:

  • Britannica Online – 625 sessions
  • EBSCO – 483 sessions, 5,390 searches, 556 articles retrieved
  • GALE – 1,326 searches

From data collected annually by the Wyoming State Library, we estimate that on Tuesday, Oct. 11, there were:

  • 38,524 visits to public, academic and school libraries
  • 2,334 people using a public library computer
  • 1,277 reference questions answered in public libraries
  • 1,174 children and teens who attended programs at their public libraries
  • 49 meeting room uses
  • 472 wireless internet sessions

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