Facts and Figures

2020 Highlights

  Year to Date
All Locations
Circulation 5,618,731
Computer Sessions 312,241
Holds Filled 991,538
Holds Placed 929,214
Visitors* 1,086,999
WiFi Sessions 610,645

* 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

In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Chicago Public Library closed facilities to the public March 21, 2020 – June 7, 2020.


As of August 8, 2019:

Full-time employees 734
Part-time employees 309

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
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