Saraland Public Library Closing

Saraland Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 thru Saturday, June 15, 2024, due to roof repair work.  Alternate locations are Virginia Dillard Smith/Toulminville Branch at 601 Stanton Rd., or Moorer/Spring Hill Branch at 4 S. McGregor Ave., or Ben May Main Library at 701 Government St.

Saraland Public Library will reopen on Monday, June 17, 2024.

Annual Report

2023 Overview

Review our report of annual key metrics and insights that define the performance and impact of the Mobile Public Library. These numbers were collected from October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023. From circulation statistics to program attendance figures, each number tells a story of our library's role as a hub of learning, exploration, and community engagement.

2023 By the Numbers

2023 by the Numbers

Library as Shared Space

People Through Our Doors: 708,279

Hours Open: 28,044 

We have 11 library locations and a Bookmobile. 

 

Library as Educator

Database Usage: 4.3 million

Find information on stock investments, help with market research, archived news, and more. 

Website Visits: 551,945

 

Library as Access Provider

Public Computer & WiFi Uses: 333,179 

We have 540 tablets and computers available for public use.

Physical Items in Our Collection: 564,694

Not just books - DVDs, toys, music, audiobooks, games and more types of items are available. 

eBooks, Audiobooks and More Digital Items: 1,118,374

These are found on Hoopla, Kanopy and Cloudlibrary. 

Library as Community

Cardholders: 144,473

35% of Mobile County have library cards.

Events & Classes Offered: 2,930

Events & Classes Attendance: 67,948

373 of these events were offsite in the community and attended by 11,649 people

Additionally, 17,297 people participated in 294 other types of activities at the libraries - reading challenges, scavenger hunts, exhibits and more. 

 

Library as Trusted Source

Physical Items Checked Out: 1,193,697

Digital Items Checked Out: 243,419

Universal Class Video Classes Watched: 8,921

Times Ancestry Library Edition Used: 21,362