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Boston Public Library by the Numbers [#infographic]

by Gina Perille

A summary of some of the key numbers from Boston Public Library’s most recently completed fiscal year.

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The library shares a variety of facts and figures on the “BPL by the Numbers” page on this website. There you will find library-generated statistics, links to the City of Boston’s performance management program — known as BAR, which stands for “Boston About Results.” On the same page, links to data shared and collected by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners are available.