Library Usage Statistics
Serving a population of nearly 500,000, Dublin City Public Libraries provides a wide range of services through its branch network and mobile service as well as through a number of agency services.
The year 2011 saw library membership at 152,859
Other statistics for 2011 include:
Number of Service Points: 41
Number of Library Visits (Actual): 2,802,825
Number of Library Visits (Virtual): 755,094
Internet access available in 100% of branch libraries
Internet access sessions availed of: 384,006
Class visits: 1,717
Guided visits: 343
Central Library Lending Collections: a report on current usage and client satisfaction (2010)
The Central Library, Ilac Centre is Dublin’s main city library. Over 130,000 items are available in the Adult, Junior and Music collections at the Central Library.
The aims of this project were to examine current usage of the lending collections and client satisfaction. In order to add to statistical data gathered from the library management system, and provide a fuller picture, four new surveys were carried out in the Central Library in 2010. Two surveys were observational and two were questionnaire based and consulted with users directly.
Details of the Central Library Collections Survey
PLUS Public Library User Survey - Dublin City Libraries' Results (2007)
The national PLUS Public Library User Survey findings were published in September 2007. As part of this survey process, DCPL collected 1,136 questionnaires, which were administered by its frontline library staff.
The survey findings provide important information on those who use public library services, for what purpose and what they think about service provision.
Details of the PLUS Public Library User Survey - Dublin City Libraries' results