Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

Well, a majority of our libraries have them – the larger you the more likely but towns are catching up quickly and this is 2017 data.

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Makerspace and Other Labs,

Ontario Public Library Percents and Totals by Band 2017 data

All Ontario libraries
(309 non-contracting libraries
reporting in 2017)

Total                   No. of       % of              Total    No. of        % of           Total No.

Number of        Libraries   Libraries    No. of   Libraries   Libraries   of 3D

Libraries           with Labs  with Labs   Labs     with 3D    with 3D      Printers

309 libraries     121             39                 235       73              24                209

Band 1 (Resident population greater than 250,000)
(9 libraries)      8                 89                 49             8             89              68

Band 2 (Resident population greater than 100,000 and fewer than 250,001)
(19 libraries)    15                79                 22             18            95              52

Band 3 (Resident population greater than 50,000 and fewer than 100,001)
(24 libraries)    15                63                38             15             63             39

Band 4 (Resident population greater than 30,000 and fewer than 50,001)
(16 libraries)     7                   44               12               8            50              13

Band 5 (Resident population greater than 15,000 and fewer than 30,001)
(28 libraries)    12                  43               13             10           36              19

Band 6 (Resident population greater than 5,000 and fewer than 15,001)
(63 libraries)    19                 30                 22             4             6                5

Band 7 (Resident population greater than 2,500 and fewer than 5,001)
(35 libraries)     8                  23                 16              3             9               5

Band 8 (Resident population fewer than 2,501)
(70 libraries)    24                 34                46              4              6              5

First Nations’ Libraries
(45 libraries)    13                  29                17                3             7              3

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