Library Stats

On Nov 14, 2009, Orillia Public Library closed the doors of the white brick building on Mississaga Street West and settled into its temporary location at 500 Gill Street, to await the opening of the new premises.

It iss worth noting that the inconveniences of the temporary location on Gill Street have not deterred library patrons in the least. By December 2010, the library was able to report a 22% increase in adult members and a 15% increase in youth members.

This is a testament to the vitally important role our public library plays in daily community life. In fact, demand for library services has been growing over the years, and it continues to grow, not diminish.

Item 2009 2010
Overall Circulation
228,621     234,510
Membership 10,530 12,937
New Members
1873 2407
Reference Queries 24,734 27,290
Internet Use 25,881 17,195
Volunteer hours 2,967 2,916
On-line Databases 21,107 16,027
William Sword Frost Collection 593
Interlibrary Loans (Borrowed) 1,569
Interlibrary Loans (Loans) 2,460
Programs 342
Community Outreach 247