Facts & Figures

This infographic details statistics for the Boston Public library in the 2019 year: 3,555,616 visitors to all locations; Est. 21,618,630 items in the collection; 5,074,648 visits to bpl.org; 309,252 new BPL card holders; 2,292,348 ebook/audiobook downloads; branch renovations and improvements: Dudley, Lower Mills, South Boston, South End, Rare Books in the Central Library, and West Roxbury; 5,126,045 items borrowed (Books CDs and DVDs); 397,710 WiFi sessions at all locations; 11,906 programs for adults and youth; Branch with the most visits: East Boston; Branch with the highest program attendance: Jamaica Plain; Branch with most WiFi Sessions: East Boston; Branch with the most computer sessions: East Boston.

Library-generated Statistics

Boston Public Library Quarterly Usage Reports

Boston Public Library Yearly Accomplishments

State-level Statistics

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) collects and analyzes financial, demographic, and personnel data and information on public libraries' staffing and services. The data are compiled each year in a series of reports.

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