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".

Ministry contact: Tourism, Culture and Sport

Additional information

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Geographic coverage
Ontario
Last Validated Date
July 13, 2023
Update frequency
Yearly

Ontario public library statistics

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Date range: January 1 - December 31, 2022

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    2022 English [424.7 KiB]

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    2022 English [559.6 KiB]

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    2021 English [417.9 KiB]

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Date range: January 1 - December 31, 2020

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    2020 English [420.6 KiB]

    Last Updated: June 29, 2021

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Date range: January 1 - December 31, 2019

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    2019 English [405.8 KiB]

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Date range: January 1 - December 31, 2018

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    2018 English

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Date range: January 1 - December 31, 2017

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Date range: January 1 - December 31, 2011

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