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...

in-person visits made to Humboldt County Libraries 
(from July 1, 2019 to March 14, 2020 when the library closed for the State Quarantine.)
    23,398 visits per month
           780  per day
  75,801 internet visitors went to 

Crowds of People at the Grand Opening in 1995


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.
    28  full-time and 35 part-time staff members system-wide.
100+  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...

291,935  physical items in the library collection
   including  263,188  books and other items in print format
                       14,740  audio materials, and
            14,007 films 

Plus, you have access to…
  20,589 downloadable eBooks & audiobooks 

Reference and Information Services

When you can't find the answer on the Internet, where do you turn?
31,210 information questions are answered per year

Free Access to the Internet

All of our library branches have free wi-fi, allowing internet access to hundreds of library visitors each day.
​In addition, the library maintains computers for public internet use.
public computer sessions were used last year (before quarantine)
for culture, recreation, job and career opportunities, communication, and information. 

Story Time, Meetings, and Events

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

Free Educational and Cultural Programs for All Ages

Free events and programs were held for adults and children
Attendees came to library programs

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

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