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Looking up facts about the library system

Here are some quick facts about the Howard County Library System:

Number of visitors per year: 3 million

Number of items borrowed per year: 7.1 million

Number of books and other items available: 1.1 million

Number of e-books and audio books available: 50,000

Annual attendance at classes, other events: 248,000

Annual operating budget: $18.3 million

Source: Howard County Library System

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