Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

Expenditures per capita and per active cardholders
FOPL Data Report, Week 4 (+ the Primer which makes this week 5)

This week, we have a report on the vital measure of our cost/expenditure performance and comparisons – expenditures per capita and expenditures per cardholder for each of the 304 Ontario public libraries we have focused on.  This is just another kind of “per capita” and one that tries to capture the actual service investments in public libraries.  We know from the various value of the public library studies that the actual value performance (quantitative, qualitative / social and economic) of public libraries far exceeds its cost

Here’s a 12 page PDF of these numbers for Ontario public libraries sorted by population band.

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Enjoy.