Book and serial volumes in Wisconsin public libraries decreased 6.5% (18,826,350) since a peak of 20,144,918 in 2006.
Library holdings in 2015 decreased 0.2% compared to the previous year.
Source: Wisconsin Public Library Service Data (2015 data is preliminary)
The number of audio and video holdings in Wisconsin public libraries continues to increase steadily. Audio holdings have increased 10.4% and video 18.5% since 2010.
Print periodical subscriptions, i.e., magazines and newspapers (for the most part), continue to decline. Subscriptions are down 22,615 -- nearly 37% -- from a peak of 61,479 in 2000.
Annual circulation (1990-2015), uses of downloadable content (2012-2015). (8/9/2016)
Annual programs, program attendance (1991-2015). (8/9/2016)