Library Statistics

Everyone in the community can find something to enjoy at the library.

Humboldt County Library by the Numbers:



Our Latest Count Shows Approximately...


286,550
 in-person visits made to Humboldt County Libraries in a year
    23,880 visits per month
       1,085   per day
 84,660   internet visits to humlib.org per year

Crowds of People Showed Up for the Grand Opening in 1995

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Humboldt County Library Offers Service Via...


  10   branch libraries throughout Humboldt County, California.
    1   main library in Eureka.
        1   bookmobile that travels 10,000  miles a year.
    57   full-time and part-time staff members system-wide.
150   volunteers, system-wide.

All of the books, CDs, and Movies are Yours

Image, a man gesturing to a bookshelf.

The Humboldt County Community Enjoys Access to...


265,368  items in the library collection
      644,222   are checked out per year
         24,717   eBooks are checked out per year.

Reference and Information Services



When you can't find the answer on the Internet, where do you turn?

36,309 information questions are answered per year

Free Access to the Internet

80,000   public computer sessions per year
for culture, recreation, job and career opportunities, communication, and information.

In addition, most library branches have free wi-fi, allowing internet access to  hundreds  of library visitors each day.


Story Time, Meeting Room, and Events

Photos of Spanish Story Hour in Fortuna, Library Meeting Room, and Poet McCutcheon.

Free Educational and Cultural Programs for All Ages



1,037
Free library programs held for adults and children
18,663
Attendees at library programs
127
Events held for Humboldt County children's Summer Reading
998
Children participating in Summer Reading


Thank you for being a part of our vibrant library community!


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The library logo - framed by a book, a mighty redwood stands by water and hills.