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OPL Posts Strong Usage Stats for 2011

20 Apr News & Events | Comments Off

Ottawans love and use their libraries.  Citizens made 36.7 million uses of their Ottawa Public Library in 2011, an increase of 9.1% over 2010. This included 11.2 million items borrowed (up 5.7%); 1.2 million French items borrowed (up 13.1%); 204,714 attendees at programs (up 5%); 15 million virtual visits to the OPL website (up 20.3%); 5.3 million physical visits to branches (up 0.4%;) 144,669 on-site wireless uses (up 36.1%); 261,358 electronic media downloads ( up 205%). Reference transactions at 646,000 information questions were down by 5.1%.

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