Facts and Figures

2018 Highlights

  Year to Date
All Locations
Circulation 7,056,319
Computer Sessions 1,155,900
Holds Filled 2,147,533
Holds Placed 1,403,283
Visitors* 5,673,969
WiFi Sessions 2,578* Count does not reflect the total visitor count due to location of traffic counter at 34 locations. Community room and program traffic are not included in totals for these locations.


As of July 31, 2018:

Full-time employees 724
Part-time employees 271

Additional Statistics

Check the City of Chicago Data Portal for monthly statistics for each CPL location in the following areas:

  • Circulation
  • Computer Sessions
  • Holds Filled
  • Holds Placed
  • Visitors
  • WiFi Sessions