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Clearwater Public Library System Information

Mission Statement

To meet the informational, educational, recreational and cultural reading and viewing needs and expectations of all citizens and population groups in the community, using a wide array of library formats and materials and a trained and dedicated staff.

Library System Information FY14-15

The Clearwater Public Library System provides a variety of services, collections and programs to meet the needs of Clearwater's 109,000 residents. Over 74,000 Clearwater residents have a library card; 28,961 Clearwater residents used their library card last year. A member of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative, together we serve over 134,000 registered Pinellas County resident and tourist cardholders. We are community centers open to the public 204 hours a week. The Library's five branches were staffed by 74.4 FTE on a $6.07 million budget.

Last year, librarians and library staff
» presented over 1,000 programs for over 16,000 adults and children
» welcomed 636,000 visitors through our doors
» maintained a collection of over 580,000 books, movies, cds, audiobooks, and other materials
» circulated over 750,000 physical items & over 15,000 eBooks, eMagazines, and mp3 downloads
» answered over 60,000 reference questions
» provided over 740 hours of technology assistance
» offered the public over 130,000 Internet sessions
» responded to 1,303 patron e-mails

Branch Established Size Circulation Reference
Questions

Computer Use
(sessions)

MAIN 1916 (NEW 2004) 90,000 ft² 254,846 21,873 55,064
EAST 1985 15,000 ft² 238,054 14,989 30,991
COUNTRYSIDE 1988 (NEW 2015) 22,500 ft² 209,165 23,660 21,508
NORTH GREENWOOD 1961 (NEW 2003) 8,100 ft² 34,895 2,520 26,233
BEACH 1950 (NEW 2008) 1,700 ft² 15,120 1,352 3,483
TOTAL     752,080 64,394 137,279