Library Cardholders Increase In Windsor

Thursday February 13th, 2020

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More people are going to the Windsor Public Library.

According to a board report, the number of card-holders increased in 2019 by 1.8% to 89,393, with 9,715 new cards issued last year.

The Library says that active library cards are held by 41.2% of the community.

Their overall goal is to increase membership levels to 42%.

“Much of this will be driven by the Central Library’s move into the city core, which will attract post-secondary students studying at the downtown satellite campuses of the University of Windsor and St. Clair College,” the report states.

The Library also reports that the trend of declining circulation of physical collections and increasing circulation of electronic resources continues.

In 2019, print circulation declined by 7.6%, but electronic resource usage increased by more than 100%, resulting in an overall 12.5% increase in circulation.

The addition of cloudLibrary, allowing customers to borrow e-books and e-audiobooks from public libraries across Ontario, has increased e-book borrowing by 38.7%.

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