There’s plenty of LibrariesWest data that is interesting, but probably not interesting enough to warrant a full post for each one. So, here’s lots of random library data.
|8,531||The number of children aged 4-11 that joined as new members to LibrariesWest libraries during the 3 months of the Summer Reading Challenge this year|
|2,592||The number of children aged 4-11 that joined LibrariesWest libraries in the 3 months prior to the Summer Reading Challenge.|
|30th July||The day this year that saw the most new members joining LibrariesWest (906). It was a dry cloudy day.|
|52,071||The number of items currently ‘In Transit’. That means they are either moving between libraries to fulfil reservations, or being returned to their home branch.|
|3,959,353||The number of times items have been borrowed from LibrariesWest libraries so far in 2018.|
|Adult Fiction||The most popular item type so far this year, with 1,510,317 issues.|
|504,313||The number of reservations fulfilled this year by LibrariesWest libraries.|
|786,077||The number of titles in the LibrariesWest catalogue.|
|30th July||The day this year that saw the most items borrowed (27,363)|
|17th September||The day this year that saw the most reservations being placed (2,929). It was cloudy with some light drizzle.|
|11am - 12pm||The hour of the day when people most commonly place reservations while visiting libraries|
|4pm - 5pm||The hour of the day when people most commonly place reservations using our website.|
|8pm - 9pm||The hour of the day when people most commonly place reservations using our mobile app|
To discover more about public library data, delve into our Open Data extracts, all documented in our Open Data book.