In last week’s post we provided you with a Primer on Library Data by Dr. Robert Molyneux.

This week we’re providing you with a a data sheet with an orientation to the data. As mentioned last week, the data for those years give us a good picture of these libraries over the period and by excluding the 1999 and 2000 data, we have eliminated a number of inconsistent data for this preliminary analysis.

This report is a summary of the changes over time (2001-2010) of cardholders, population, materials and expenditures, and circulation (including per capita).

Select Variables from Ontario Public Libraries, 2001-2010, All Reporting EACH Year
FOPL Data Report, Week 1

FOPL_Report_1_Selected_Variables_2001-2010 (1) (2 page PDF)

More reports will arrive for full FOPL members every Wednesday on this website blog and your e-mail inbox!

For more information contact Stephen Abram, executive director of FOPL at