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Increase in Demand

Since the official onset of the national financial crisis in April 2007, Cleveland Public Library has experienced an increase in demand in several key categories as patrons increasingly turned to the Library for assistance. The below comparisons document the increased needs for and usage of Library services between 2007 and 2009.

2007 2009
16.7%Arrow Up
Main 710,170 824,778
Branches 1,500,902 1,754,798
TOTAL 2,211,072 2,579,576
12.1%Arrow Up
Main 299,424 293,968
Branches 1,237,015 1,429,011
TOTAL 1,536,439 1,722,979
Computer Usage
6.8%Arrow Up
Hours in Use
229,000 244,686