Public Library Profiles – 2000

Libraries Serving Populations of …

100,000 and More 25,000 – 99,999 10,000 – 24,999 5,000 – 9,999
2,500 – 4,999 1,000 – 2,499 Fewer than 1,000

Ratios and Statistics

Definitions and uses for library statistics, input-output measures and ratios.

2000 Libraries Serving Populations of 100,000 and More

The terms “per capita,” “per 1,000 served,” and “Percent of LSA Population” all refer to numbers derived from the Legal Service Area Population of the library.

Population Group Members
Adams County Library System
Arapahoe Library District
Aurora Public Library
Denver Public Library
Douglas Public Library District
Fort Collins Public Library
Jefferson County Public Library
Mesa County Public Library District
Pikes Peak Library District
Pueblo City-County Library District
Weld Library District
Westminster Public Library
Input Measures
Volumes
Volumes Held per CapitaPDF document
FTE Ratios
Staff per 1,000 Reference QuestionsPDF document
Staff per 1,000 CirculationPDF document
Staff per 1,000 ServedPDF document
Items-per-1,000-Served Ratios
Subscriptions per 1,000 Served PDF document
Videos per 1,000 Served PDF document
Output Measures
Hours
Evening & Weekend Hours as Percent of Hours OpenPDF document
Public Service Hours Open per WeekPDF document
Program Attendance, Registration, and Turnover
Program Attendance per 1,000 ServedPDF document
Registered Borrowers as a Percent of LSA Population PDF document
Turnover RatePDF document (Circulation divided by Volumes Held)
Per Capita Measures
Circulation per CapitaPDF document
Visits per CapitaPDF document
Reference Questions per CapitaPDF document
Interlibrary Lending
ILLs Borrowed per 1,000 Circulation PDF document
Children’s Services
Circulation of Children’s Materials as Percent of Total Circulation PDF document
Funding Measures
Per Capita Funding Ratios
Local Income per CapitaPDF document
Materials Expenditures per Capita PDF document
Percent of Operating Expenditures
Materials Expenditures as Percent of Operating Expenditures PDF document
Staff Expenditures as Percent of Operating ExpendituresPDF document
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2000 Libraries Serving Populations of 25,000 to 99,999

The terms “per capita,” “per 1,000 served,” and “Percent of LSA Population” all refer to numbers derived from the Legal Service Area Population of the library.

Population Group Members
Boulder Public Library
Broomfield-Eisenhower Public Library
Delta County Public Library District
Durango Public Library
Eagle Valley Library District
Englewood Public Library
Garfield County Public Library System
Littleton/Bemis Public Library
Longmont Public Library
Loveland Public Library
Montrose Library District
Security Public Library
Input Measures
Volumes
Volumes Held per Capita PDF document
FTE Ratios
Staff per 1,000 Reference QuestionsPDF document
Staff per 1,000 CirculationPDF document
Staff per 1,000 ServedPDF document
Items-per-1,000-Served Ratios
Subscriptions per 1,000 Served PDF document
Videos per 1,000 Served PDF document
Output Measures
Hours
Evening & Weekend Hours as Percent of Hours OpenPDF document
Public Service Hours Open per WeekPDF document
Program Attendance, Registration, and Turnover
Program Attendance per 1,000 ServedPDF document
Registered Borrowers as a Percent of LSA Population PDF document
Turnover RatePDF document (Circulation divided by Volumes Held)
Per Capita Measures
Circulation per CapitaPDF document
Visits per CapitaPDF document
Reference Questions per CapitaPDF document
Interlibrary Lending
ILLs Borrowed per 1,000 Circulation PDF document
Children’s Services
Circulation of Children’s Materials as Percent of Total Circulation PDF document
Funding Measures
Per Capita Funding Ratios
Local Income per CapitaPDF document
Materials Expenditures per Capita PDF document
Percent of Operating Expenditures
Materials Expenditures as Percent of Operating Expenditures PDF document
Staff Expenditures as Percent of Operating ExpendituresPDF document
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2000 Libraries Serving Populations of 10,000 to 24,999

The terms “per capita,” “per 1,000 served,” and “Percent of LSA Population” all refer to numbers derived from the Legal Service Area Population of the library.

Population Group Members
Alamosa/Southern Peaks Public Library
Basalt Regional Library District
Canon City Public Library
Craig-Moffat County Library
East Routt Library District
Elbert County Library
Estes Valley Public Library District
Fort Morgan Public Library
Grand County Library District
Gunnison County Public Library
Lafayette Public Library
Lamar Public Library
Louisville Public Library
Park County Public Library
Pitkin County Library
Rampart Library District/Woodland Park
Rio Grand Library District
Sterling Public Library
Summitt County Library
Trinidad/Carnegie Public Library
Windsor-Severance Library District
Input Measures
Volumes
Volumes Held per CapitaPDF document
FTE Ratios
Staff per 1,000 Reference QuestionsPDF document
Staff per 1,000 CirculationPDF document
Staff per 1,000 ServedPDF document
Items-per-1,000-Served Ratios
Subscriptions per 1,000 Served PDF document
Videos per 1,000 Served PDF document
Output Measures
Hours
Evening & Weekend Hours as Percent of Hours OpenPDF document
Public Service Hours Open per WeekPDF document
Program Attendance, Registration, and Turnover
Program Attendance per 1,000 ServedPDF document
Registered Borrowers as a Percent of LSA Population PDF document
Turnover RatePDF document (Circulation divided by Volumes Held)
Per Capita Measures
Circulation per CapitaPDF document
Visits per CapitaPDF document
Reference Questions per CapitaPDF document
Interlibrary Lending
ILLs Borrowed per 1,000 Circulation PDF document
Children’s Services
Circulation of Children’s Materials as Percent of Total Circulation PDF document
Funding Measures
Per Capita Funding Ratios
Local Income per CapitaPDF document
Materials Expenditures per Capita PDF document
Percent of Operating Expenditures
Materials Expenditures as Percent of Operating Expenditures PDF document
Staff Expenditures as Percent of Operating ExpendituresPDF document
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2000 Libraries Serving Populations of 5,000 to 9,999

The terms “per capita,” “per 1,000 served,” and “Percent of LSA Population” all refer to numbers derived from the Legal Service Area Population of the library.

Population Group Members
Clear Creek Library District
Conejos County Public Library
Cortez Public Library
East Morgan County Library District/Brush
La Junta/Woodruff Memorial Library
Lake County Public Library
Northern Chaffee County Library District/Buena Vista
Pine River Public Library District/Bayfield
Red Feather Lakes Community Library
Saguache County Public Library
South Chaffee County Regional Library District/Salida
Spanish Peaks Library District
Upper San Juan Library District
Input Measures
Volumes
Volumes Held per 1,000 Served PDF document
FTE Ratios
Staff per 1,000 Reference QuestionsPDF document
Staff per 1,000 CirculationPDF document
Staff per 1,000 ServedPDF document
Items-per-1,000-Served Ratios
Subscriptions per 1,000 Served PDF document
Videos per 1,000 Served PDF document
Output Measures
Hours
Evening & Weekend Hours as Percent of Hours OpenPDF document
Public Service Hours Open per WeekPDF document
Program Attendance, Registration, and Turnover
Program Attendance per 1,000 ServedPDF document
Registered Borrowers as a Percent of LSA Population PDF document
Turnover RatePDF document (Circulation divided by Volumes Held)
Per Capita Measures
Circulation per CapitaPDF document
Visits per CapitaPDF document
Reference Questions per CapitaPDF document
Interlibrary Lending
ILLs Borrowed per 1,000 Circulation PDF document
Children’s Services
Circulation of Children’s Materials as Percent of Total Circulation PDF document
Funding Measures
Per Capita Funding Ratios
Local Income per CapitaPDF document
Materials Expenditures per Capita PDF document
Percent of Operating Expenditures
Materials Expenditures as Percent of Operating Expenditures PDF document
Staff Expenditures as Percent of Operating ExpendituresPDF document
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2000 Libraries Serving Populations of 2,500 to 4,999

The terms “per capita,” “per 1,000 served,” and “Percent of LSA Population” all refer to numbers derived from the Legal Service Area Population of the library.

Population Group Members
Baca County Public Library
Bent County Library District/Las Animas
Berthoud Public Library
Burlington Public Library
Costilla County Public Library
Dacono Public Library
Dolores Library District/Montezuma County
Florence Public Library
Gilpin County Library District
Ignacio Library District
Mancos Public Library District
Manitou Springs Public Library
Meeker Regional Library District
Penrose Library District
Rocky Ford Public Library
San Miguel Library District #1/Telluride
South Routt Library District
Southern Teller County School/Public Library District
Vail Public Library
Wellington Public Library
West Custer County Library District
West Routt Library District/Hayden
Yuma Public Library
Input Measures
Volumes
Volumes Held per 1,000 ServedPDF document
FTE Ratios
Staff per 1,000 Reference QuestionsPDF document
Staff per 1,000 CirculationPDF document
Staff per 1,000 ServedPDF document
Items-per-1,000-Served Ratios
Subscriptions per 1,000 Served PDF document
Videos per 1,000 Served PDF document
Output Measures
Hours
Evening & Weekend Hours as Percent of Hours OpenPDF document
Public Service Hours Open per WeekPDF document
Program Attendance, Registration, and Turnover
Program Attendance per 1,000 ServedPDF document
Registered Borrowers as a Percent of LSA Population PDF document
Turnover RatePDF document (Circulation divided by Volumes Held)
Per Capita Measures
Circulation per CapitaPDF document
Visits per CapitaPDF document
Reference Questions per CapitaPDF document
Interlibrary Lending
ILLs Borrowed per 1,000 Circulation PDF document
Children’s Services
Circulation of Children’s Materials as Percent of Total Circulation PDF document
Funding Measures
Per Capita Funding Ratios
Local Income per CapitaPDF document
Materials Expenditures per Capita PDF document
Percent of Operating Expenditures
Materials Expenditures as Percent of Operating Expenditures PDF document
Staff Expenditures as Percent of Operating ExpendituresPDF document
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2000 Libraries Serving Populations of 1,000 to 2,499

The terms “per capita,” “per 1,000 served,” and “Percent of LSA Population” all refer to numbers derived from the Legal Service Area Population of the library.

Population Group Members
Akron Public Library
Cotopaxi School/Community Library
Dolores County School/Public Library/Dove Creek
East Cheyenne County Library District
Fleming Community Library
Fowler Public Library
Holly Public Library
Holyoke/Heginbotham Library
Jackson County Public Library
Julesburg Public Library
Kiowa County Public Library District
La Veta Public Library District
Limon Memorial Library
Lyons Depot Library
Manzanola School/Public Library
Ordway Public Library
Ouray Library District
Rangely Regional Library District
Ridgway Library District
San Miguel Library District #2/Norwood Public Library
Swink School/Public Library
Wray Public Library
Input Measures
Volumes
Volumes Held per CapitaPDF document
FTE Ratios
Staff per 1,000 Reference QuestionsPDF document
Staff per 1,000 CirculationPDF document
Staff per 1,000 ServedPDF document
Items-per-1,000-Served Ratios
Subscriptions per 1,000 Served PDF document
Videos per 1,000 Served PDF document
Output Measures
Hours
Evening & Weekend Hours as Percent of Hours OpenPDF document
Public Service Hours Open per WeekPDF document
Program Attendance, Registration, and Turnover
Program Attendance per 1,000 ServedPDF document
Registered Borrowers as a Percent of LSA Population PDF document
Turnover RatePDF document (Circulation divided by Volumes Held)
Per Capita Measures
Circulation per CapitaPDF document
Visits per CapitaPDF document
Reference Questions per CapitaPDF document
Interlibrary Lending
ILLs Borrowed per 1,000 Circulation PDF document
Children’s Services
Circulation of Children’s Materials as Percent of Total Circulation PDF document
Funding Measures
Per Capita Funding Ratios
Local Income per CapitaPDF document
Materials Expenditures per Capita PDF document
Percent of Operating Expenditures
Materials Expenditures as Percent of Operating Expenditures PDF document
Staff Expenditures as Percent of Operating ExpendituresPDF document
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2000 Libraries Serving Populations of Fewer than 1,000

The terms “per capita,” “per 1,000 served,” and “Percent of LSA Population” all refer to numbers derived from the Legal Service Area Population of the library.

Population Group Members
Aguilar Public Library
Flagler Community Library
Haxtun Public Library
Hinsdale Library District/Lake City
Hugo Public Library
Mineral County School/Regional Public Library
Nucla Public Library
Silverton Public Library
Stratton Public Library
Wetmore Community Library
Input Measures
Volumes
Volumes Held per CapitaPDF document
FTE Ratios
Staff per 1,000 Reference QuestionsPDF document
Staff per 1,000 CirculationPDF document
Staff per 1,000 ServedPDF document
Items-per-1,000-Served Ratios
Subscriptions per 1,000 Served PDF document
Videos per 1,000 Served PDF document
Output Measures
Hours
Evening & Weekend Hours as Percent of Hours OpenPDF document
Public Service Hours Open per WeekPDF document
Program Attendance, Registration, and Turnover
Program Attendance per 1,000 ServedPDF document
Registered Borrowers as a Percent of LSA Population PDF document
Turnover RatePDF document (Circulation divided by Volumes Held)
Per Capita Measures
Circulation per CapitaPDF document
Visits per CapitaPDF document
Reference Questions per CapitaPDF document
Interlibrary Lending
ILLs Borrowed per 1,000 Circulation PDF document
Children’s Services
Circulation of Children’s Materials as Percent of Total Circulation PDF document
Funding Measures
Per Capita Funding Ratios
Local Income per CapitaPDF document
Materials Expenditures per Capita PDF document
Percent of Operating Expenditures
Materials Expenditures as Percent of Operating Expenditures PDF document
Staff Expenditures as Percent of Operating ExpendituresPDF document

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