In 2009 usage of our library services was up across the board. From circulation to visits, from information requests to in-branch computer usage, Torontonians made use of their free, quality library services in record numbers. In fact, with more than 17.5 million visits to our branches and more than 31 million items borrowed, 2009 was truly our busiest and best year ever.
Worldwide, the Toronto Public Library was breaking records as well, as the largest and busiest urban public library system in the world*.
*Toronto Public Library has higher circulation per capital (11.9) than any other international or North American library system serving a population base over 2 million.