Gawler 2013-14 Annual Report - page 40

Town of GawlerAnnual Report 2013/14
Page 40
introduction • summary •
strategicdirections
• statutory information • index
Financial
Year
Number of
registered
Library users
%Gawler
residents
Number of
Visitations
(people
entering
library)
Main
Library
Visits
Evanston
Gardens
Community
Centre
Branch
Visits
Website
Hits
2009/10
14,428
64% 83,544
83,544
n/a
37,690
2010/11
11,724
55% 82,403
82,165
238
(Branch Library
opened 31May)
45,846
2011/12
13,288
51% 80,424
74,891
5,533
45,453
2012/13
14,352
60% 67,534
60,642
6,892
55,007
2013/14 10,550
72% 66,927
61,697
5,230
23,414
Library - Number of LibraryUsers&Visitations
Notes
1. Data is at 30 June for each financial year
Number of library users – have reduced as a result of audit requirements to remove user details fromour system once they have become inactive (not
used the library in the past 3 years). The librarymanagement systemwas adapted to annually purge inactive users in 2009/10. Gawler still exceeds the
national standard of 50% of population using the library and currently has 10,550 registered users. More recently, the library has changed registration to
capture library userswho do not borrow books but still use library services (eg internet users).We have an expectation of seeing our numbers continue
to rise.
Number of visitations – have reduced due to a number of factors:
• Impact of the LINK networkwhere residents from four neighbouringCouncils can now useour librarywithout having to visit our site
• Increased use of online services to browse the collection and then reserve
• Reduced programs and promotions to encourage groups (school children, service groups, tourists) into the library – especially noticeablewith
school holidays and special events.
• Redesignof the librarywith lessmovement of staff acrossmain entrance
• Severe space limitations prevent groupsmeeting in the library
• Use of alternate sites (egmeeting room, Institute foyer) not yet being captured into statistical count.
Gawler Public Library
Number of RegisteredMembers
2012/13
2010/11
6,000
12,000
24,000
30,000
0
Gawler PublicLibrary
Number of RegisteredMembers
18,000
2011/12
2009/10
2013/14
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