Facts and Figures

2017 Highlights

Year to Date
All Locations
Circulation 1,615,882
Computer Sessions 326,758
Holds Filled 382,160
Holds Placed 312,741
Visitors* 1,297,871
WiFi Sessions 598,881

* 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 May 6th, 2016:

Full-time employees 725
Part-time employees 263

Additional Statistics

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

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