Public Library Statistics
Every year, we collect data from public libraries around the country. These statistics allow for bench-marking and trend analysis within the public library sector and enable advocacy on behalf of one of New Zealand’s most valuable assets: our public library service.
Here’s a snapshot of the 2016 – 17 numbers
Members = 35% of population
Items loaned = 43,458,291
Attendances at events = 1,272,844
Opening hours annually = 577, 668
Library visits up 12% (on the previous year)
Active users increased by 5% (on the previous year)
Number of public libraries = 318
Number of staff employed = 3,000+
To request the 2016-17 PLNZ statistical information, please complete and submit the form below.