Ontario public library statistics

Self-reported data from approximately 380 public libraries, First Nation public libraries and contracting organizations. The data includes:

  • general information including address
  • financial information
  • holdings information
  • staffing information
  • facilities information
  • activities information including typical week data
  • partnership information (2011 onwards)

Data from 2011 and onwards is from a refreshed database.  New fields were added for:

  • provincial funding types
  • project grant types
  • special collections holdings
  • circulation of E-resources including E-books
  • lending laptops
  • program types
  • readers advisory transactions
  • information technology support 

In 2012, new fields were added for:

  • E-readers
  • requests for accessible format materials
  • business and economic partnerships. 

In 2013 more fields were added for social media visits and other professional staff.

In 2016 a field was added for indigenous language training and retention, while circulating and reference holdings information was combined.

In 2017 fields were added for e-learning services, students hired for a summer or semester, circulating wireless hot spots, and library service visits to residence-bound people.

In 2019 fields were added for Facility Rentals and Bookings, ‘Pop-up’ Libraries, Extended Services and Facilities, Government Services Partnerships, and Business and Economic Sector Partnerships.

The database uses the common name "LibStats".

Contact

Ontario's Open Data Team opengov@ontario.ca

Data

Data Available

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Covers 2019-12-31 - 2019-12-31

Covers 2018-12-31 - 2018-12-31

Covers 2017-12-31 - 2017-12-31

Covers 2016-12-31 - 2016-12-31

Covers 2015-12-31 - 2015-12-31

Covers 2014-12-31 - 2014-12-31

Covers 2013-12-31 - 2013-12-31

Covers 2012-12-31 - 2012-12-31

Covers 2011-12-31 - 2011-12-31

Covers 2010-12-31 - 2010-12-31

Covers 2009-12-31 - 2009-12-31

Covers 2008-12-31 - 2008-12-31

Covers 2007-12-31 - 2007-12-31

Covers 2006-12-31 - 2006-12-31

Covers 2005-12-31 - 2005-12-31

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Covers 2003-12-31 - 2003-12-31

Covers 2002-12-31 - 2002-12-31

Covers 2001-12-31 - 2001-12-31

Covers 2000-12-31 - 2000-12-31

Covers 1999-12-31 - 1999-12-31

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Last Validated Date 2019-07-08
Update frequency Yearly
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