Library Active Users Statistics

data.norfolk.gov | Last Updated 13 Jun 2022

This dataset contains information about Norfolk Public Library active users by month starting in July 2016. This information will be updated annually. Active users include users whose accounts have had any activity during the previous three years including card renewal, fines added, payments made, or computer usage. This dataset is updated monthly.

Tags: fiscal year, virginia resident, norfolk resident, library card, online, branch locations, digital, city services & operations

This dataset has the following 15 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
YearyearnumberThe year of the statistics reported.
MonthmonthtextThe month of the statistics reported.
LocationlocationtextThe name of the library branch location.
TotaltotalnumberThe total number of active users (registered borrowers) for Norfolk Public Libraries.
E Adulte_adultnumberAdult Norfolk residents, business or property owners, individuals who work in Norfolk or adults from other VA cities who have paid the eBook fee. Users are allowed to check out physical library materials and eBooks, eAudio, and eVideo and are allowed to use library computers.
E Juvenilee_juvenilenumberJuvenile Norfolk residents or juveniles from other VA cities who have paid the eBook fee. Users are allowed to check out physical library materials and eBooks, eAudio, and eVideo and are allowed to use library computers.
Virginia Adultvirginia_adultnumberVirginia adults who do not live, work, or own a business or property in Norfolk and are not eligible for a Norfolk Card. These users do not have access to eBooks, eAudio, or eVideo but are allowed to use library computers.
Virginia Juvenilevirginia_juvenilenumberVirginia juveniles who do not live in Norfolk and are not eligible for a Norfolk Card. These users do not have access to eBooks, eAudio, or eVideo but are allowed to use library computers.
Internet Cardinternet_cardnumberUsers (resident or non-resident) only requiring access to library computers.
Adult (Inactive)adult_inactivenumberFormer designation for all adults prior to adding eBooks to the collection.
Juvenile (Inactive)juvenile_inactivenumberFormer designation for all juveniles prior to adding eBooks to the collection.
Interlibrary Loaninterlibrary_loannumberInterlibrary loan.
Institutional Useinstitutional_usenumberInstitutional Use Card issued for schools to check out books “in bulk” for classrooms.
Norfolk Public Library Staffnpl_staffnumberNorfolk Public Library employees.
Temporary Cardtemporary_cardnumberUsers who are not able to prove their Virginia residence and are allowed to check out one physical library item at a time and are permitted use of library computers. Once residence is verified, card may be upgraded to E Adult, E Juvenile, VA Adult, or VA Juvenile.