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The following table describes the total numbers of personnel employed for each of the major library technology companies as reported for the annual library systems report.

LibraryNamePopulationCollectionSize2012 Expenditures2010 ExpendituresDiffCurrent ILS Install Dateview
1 Los Angeles Public Library3,825,2976,301,338$95,784,178$134,630,543 -28.9% Carl.X2009profile
2 New York Public Library3,439,71120,889,337$228,659,277$231,206,520 -1.1% Sierra2014profile
3 County of Los Angeles Public Library3,344,3115,367,967$113,222,151$109,716,555 +3.2% Symphony2006profile
4 Toronto Public Library2,791,14010,782,302$181,122,296$183,598,412 -1.3% Symphony2007profile
5 Chicago Public Library2,695,5985,332,187$91,616,779$104,671,418 -12.5% Polaris2016profile
6 Brooklyn Public Library2,636,7353,995,892$99,912,119$101,992,063 -2.0% Sierra2013profile
7 Miami-Dade Public Library System2,496,4353,294,232$51,138,510$80,088,482 -36.1% Polaris2009profile
8 Queens Borough Public Library2,230,7224,481,261$97,328,071$101,803,226 -4.4% Virtua2008profile
9 Houston Public Library2,145,1462,682,526$31,925,791$36,573,205 -12.7% Symphony2013profile
10 Harris County Public Library1,955,4362,615,616$22,927,152$26,200,187 -12.5% Symphony2015profile
11 Broward County Library1,771,0992,764,321$57,618,701$62,615,032 -8.0% Symphony2020profile
12 San Antonio Public Library1,626,0921,874,298$32,321,203$28,645,939 +12.8% Symphony2019profile
13 Free Library of Philadelphia1,526,0062,811,962$71,138,674$74,607,376 -4.6% Symphony2004profile
14 Phoenix Public Library1,464,7271,403,891$33,369,468$33,306,207 +0.2% Polaris2007profile
15 Las Vegas-Clark County Library District1,463,6752,222,341$47,869,467$49,677,991 -3.6% Sierra2015profile
16 Sacramento Public Library1,396,0031,433,699$31,397,782$37,625,904 -16.6% Sierra2011profile
17 San Diego Public Library1,394,9285,283,183$33,482,907$38,325,909 -12.6% Polaris2019profile
18 King County Library System1,362,8703,623,876$95,422,046$92,506,181 +3.2% Evergreen -- Catalyst2014profile
19 Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library1,310,2141,628,936$33,154,733$38,101,976 -13.0% Polaris2012profile
20 Dallas Public Library1,223,2294,131,672$17,888,643$22,535,644 -20.6% Polaris2007profile
21 Hennepin County Public Library1,163,0604,274,219$66,648,547$71,916,798 -7.3% Horizon2005profile
22 Orange County Library System1,132,3021,239,486$31,276,405$34,859,948 -10.3% OCLC Wise2019profile
23 Calgary Public Library1,120,2252,205,985$49,506,108$51,682,177 -4.2% Symphony2009profile
24 Atlanta-Fulton Public Library1,071,6352,365,978$33,155,301$32,620,891 +1.6% Symphony2003profile
25 Montgomery County Public Libraries1,050,68810,400,000$28,093,141$35,225,910 -20.2% Symphony1999profile
26 San Diego County Library1,048,8601,472,951$32,247,312$38,063,038 -15.3% Millennium2003profile
27 Edmonton Public Library1,000,0001,500,000$43,493,726 Symphony2002profile
28 Joel D Valdez Main Library996,5541,204,535$31,364,185$30,641,040 +2.4% Sierra2016profile
29 San Jose Public Library971,3721,671,929$30,435,563$36,825,525 -17.4% Sierra2013profile
30 Contra Costa County Public Library960,2301,318,937$23,506,877$23,758,953 -1.1% Carl.X2010profile
31 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library940,697946,694$27,529,217$32,559,469 -15.4% Horizon2005profile
32 Ottawa Public Library935,0732,331,407$46,848,249$48,902,118 -4.2% Symphony2009profile
33 Wake County Public Libraries925,9381,449,940$19,319,006$17,764,589 +8.8% Horizon2001profile
34 Fresno County Public Library919,3792,252,180$24,387,317$25,339,897 -3.8% Horizon2003profile
35 Buffalo and Erie County Public Library919,0401,939,369$24,941,272$26,745,005 -6.7% Symphony2004profile
36 Prince George's County Memorial Library System909,3271,279,449$25,680,710$26,633,653 -3.6% Polaris2008profile
37 Palm Beach County Library System885,9341,892,732$39,081,834$41,161,575 -5.1% Symphony2003profile
38 Indianapolis Public Library System877,3891,501,263$37,854,948$38,315,989 -1.2% Polaris2019profile
39 Columbus Metropolitan Library872,6411,483,433$56,065,780$43,595,207 +28.6% Polaris2012profile
40 Jacksonville Public Library869,7292,342,818$37,093,480$43,602,098 -14.9% Symphony2003profile
41 San Francisco Public Library864,8162,792,660$92,522,544$81,857,440 +13.0% Sierra2013profile
42 Saint Louis County Library859,1481,472,698$34,140,684$33,881,930 +0.8% Sierra2017profile
43 Gwinnett County Public Library857,586871,685$19,171,920$20,335,416 -5.7% OCLC Wise2019profile
44 Kern County Library850,0061,015,160$7,526,948$8,221,321 -8.4% Horizon2003profile
45 Salt Lake County Library System840,2082,155,318$33,026,788$29,997,558 +10.1% Polaris2013profile
46 Memphis Public Library and Information Center829,7361,586,433$16,323,394$16,885,555 -3.3% Symphony2005profile
47 Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County802,3744,772,281$53,113,248$52,549,368 +1.1% Sierra2012profile
48 Baltimore County Public Library789,8141,433,343$43,527,190$44,325,547 -1.8% Polaris2009profile
49 Multnomah County Library777,4901,794,729$60,032,201$56,110,376 +7.0% Symphony2017profile
50 Louisville Free Public Library - Main765,3521,448,386$16,385,924$17,233,553 -4.9% Polaris2005profile
51 Mid-Continent Consolidated Library District762,4462,367,164$37,364,387$39,327,299 -5.0% Symphony2003profile
52 Fort Worth Public Library758,738823,243$19,319,938$20,525,928 -5.9% Polaris2014profile
53 Cobb County Public Library754,460928,028$ Symphony2002profile
54 DeKalb County Public Library750,778962,187$15,056,567$16,409,830 -8.2% Polaris2016profile
55 Oklahoma City Metropolitan Library System718,6331,071,623$33,117,370$25,556,493 +29.6% Carl.X2013profile
56 Sno-Isle Libraries713,8351,061,873$31,425,407$30,377,831 +3.4% Polaris2010profile
57 Detroit Public Library713,7776,870,782$35,872,247$45,467,456 -21.1% Symphony2004profile
58 District of Columbia Public Library711,5711,334,479$36,972,424$40,786,571 -9.4% Symphony1999profile
59 Nashville Public Library668,3472,546,825$23,370,889$21,094,280 +10.8% Carl.X2016profile
60 El Paso Public Library665,568495,703$8,698,038$7,868,653 +10.5% Symphony2012profile
61 Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library System659,9411,046,038$13,062,403$12,262,150 +6.5% Sierra2011profile
62 Pikes Peak Library District650,1851,127,019$22,632,019$24,179,013 -6.4% Symphony2001profile
63 Lee County Library System638,0291,124,623$23,156,774$24,870,975 -6.9% Polaris2008profile
64 Enoch Pratt Free Library637,4182,259,243$36,406,400$36,758,700 -1.0% Symphony1997profile
65 Cesar Chavez Central Library632,925739,752$9,625,443$11,341,179 -15.1% Symphony2003profile
66 Tulsa City - County Library629,5981,763,096$26,207,507$23,292,778 +12.5% Sierra2013profile
67 Boston Public Library625,0878,947,271$34,871,750$37,104,393 -6.0% Polaris2012profile
68 Denver Public Library620,9171,792,225$34,016,690$29,473,750 +15.4% Polaris2010profile
69 Cuyahoga County Public Library616,5271,756,053$59,270,143$58,556,714 +1.2% Sierra2011profile
70 Seattle Public Library616,5001,893,104$50,871,294$49,757,371 +2.2% Horizon2004profile
71 Milwaukee Public Library - Central Library595,9201,846,148$23,636,745$24,201,590 -2.3% Sierra2013profile
72 Ocean County Library575,3971,054,680$33,666,256$37,697,366 -10.7% Polaris2008profile
73 Alameda County Library564,6951,136,888$20,958,269$21,486,942 -2.5% Sierra2013profile
74 Pierce County Library System555,1851,075,500$26,686,075$27,173,349 -1.8% Polaris2004profile
75 Jefferson County Public Library System540,023980,539$23,863,600$24,900,000 -4.2% Sierra2011profile
76 Anne Arundel County Public Library521,209801,150$19,319,773$18,649,807 +3.6% Symphony2003profile
77 Hamilton Public Library510,0001,099,088$23,709,449 Polaris2015profile
78 Long Beach Public Library464,662768,511$12,552,619$13,384,665 -6.2% Sierra2011profile
79 Omaha Public Library458,906704,256$12,678,247$10,986,513 +15.4% Sierra2014profile
80 Dayton Metro Library458,6771,402,639$25,271,404$26,347,770 -4.1% Polaris2012profile
81 Fort Vancouver Regional Library450,995653,707$19,128,405$15,790,188 +21.1% Symphony2004profile
82 Mesa Public Library444,856438,816$6,524,275$6,549,076 -0.4% Polaris2009profile
83 East Baton Rouge Parish Library444,5261,624,554$28,248,150$27,038,585 +4.5% V-smart2009profile
84 Toledo - Lucas County Public Library441,8151,946,405$28,986,792$30,736,694 -5.7% Sierra2012profile
85 Virginia Beach Public Library434,412707,467$20,599,947$20,331,814 +1.3% Symphony2003profile
86 Johnson County Library425,084954,525$20,292,841$20,222,294 +0.3% Symphony2003profile
87 Oakland Public Library416,3481,073,677$22,255,343$20,261,207 +9.8% Sierra2013profile
88 Santa Clara County Library District412,7321,420,893$32,670,164$34,081,846 -4.1% Horizon2016profile
89 Richland Library411,5921,070,656$19,781,951$19,780,271 +0.0% Polaris2013profile
90 Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh406,1661,568,140$26,411,332$23,420,698 +12.8% Sierra2013profile
91 Cleveland Public Library398,4533,283,319$53,053,056$58,449,012 -9.2% Symphony2003profile
92 Kent District Library397,093865,193$15,088,890$15,612,889 -3.4% Symphony2014profile
93 Greensboro Library System395,174511,858$7,904,579$7,628,729 +3.6% OCLC Wise2019profile
94 Live Oak Public Libraries391,279535,184$8,878,015$8,415,027 +5.5% Evergreen -- Independent2018profile
95 Wichita Public Library384,445621,795$7,882,871$7,902,380 -0.2% Polaris2008profile
96 Loudoun County Public Library383,948679,727$11,246,638$11,116,031 +1.2% Carl.X2015profile
97 Akron-Summit County Public Library377,5881,548,320$23,247,631$24,281,765 -4.3% Sierra2013profile
98 New Orleans Public Library369,250673,583$10,984,744$7,865,324 +39.7% Polaris2012profile
99 Solano County Library360,023534,219$14,506,913$17,176,874 -15.5% Carl.X2015profile
100 Pioneer Library System359,703640,249$15,639,328$12,038,519 +29.9% Symphony2010profile
101 Allen County Public Library355,3292,996,595$22,087,234$21,518,974 +2.6% OCLC Wise2018profile
102 Forsyth County Public Library351,790658,250$7,959,263$7,991,110 -0.4% Evergreen -- MOBIUS2017profile
103 Anythink Wright Farms345,562310,149$12,963,386$11,911,334 +8.8% OCLC Wise2018profile
104 Aurora Public Library344,637289,547$4,100,392$3,492,858 +17.4% Sierra2016profile
105 Tulare County Public Library335,106311,209$2,120,248$3,298,259 -35.7% Horizon2003profile
106 Camden County Library System327,303440,190$9,479,955$8,456,498 +12.1% Koha -- ByWater Solutions2016profile
107 Howard County Library System323,1961,102,437$21,619,592$18,376,269 +17.6% Polaris2010profile
108 Saint Louis Public Library319,2942,759,642$19,650,477$20,209,669 -2.8% Symphony2010profile
109 Chesterfield County Public Library318,000787,077$6,941,576$8,181,809 -15.2% Sierra2013profile
110 Lincoln City Libraries314,358800,035$8,894,989$8,334,546 +6.7% Symphony2015profile
111 Lexington Public Library301,569464,005$11,343,633$12,737,727 -10.9% Library.Solution2004profile
112 Anchorage Public Library298,842509,906$10,352,573$11,484,279 -9.9% Symphony2004profile
113 Durham County Library298,360709,329$8,891,714$8,520,765 +4.4% Horizon2006profile
114 Saint Paul Public Library285,068825,750$16,236,977$15,494,296 +4.8% Sierra2011profile
115 LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library277,670608,504$6,141,185$6,612,109 -7.1% Symphony2003profile
116 Newark Public Library277,1401,645,248$11,872,939$13,700,492 -13.3% Sierra2017profile
117 San Mateo County Library270,925565,365$18,284,149$18,752,045 -2.5% Sierra2013profile
118 Madison Public Library264,216768,015$12,302,576$15,017,740 -18.1% Bibliovation2018profile
119 Arapahoe Library District249,278428,084$22,315,613$23,196,879 -3.8% Sierra2011profile
120 Eastern Oklahoma Library System244,790500,250$5,696,151$4,598,685 +23.9% Horizon2003profile
121 San Luis Obispo City-County Library241,258375,275$8,358,454$8,430,423 -0.9% Polaris2008profile
122 Stark Library - Main Library240,131673,064$12,351,929$11,650,291 +6.0% Sierra2011profile
123 Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County238,823722,183$11,931,187$10,850,207 +10.0% Sierra2013profile
124 Chattahoochee Valley Libraries227,076332,623$6,019,746$6,949,013 -13.4% Polaris2010profile
125 Scottsdale Public Library System226,918490,626$8,562,680$9,853,422 -13.1% Polaris2014profile
126 Kansas City Public Library218,7651,215,875$19,166,504$18,803,981 +1.9% Symphony2004profile
127 Birmingham Public Library212,113754,521$15,082,675$17,478,009 -13.7% Sierra2013profile
128 Arlington County Public Library212,038532,449$11,888,751$11,871,469 +0.1% Koha -- ByWater Solutions2019profile
129 Des Moines Public Library211,073494,233$8,366,133$7,480,332 +11.8% Horizon2004profile
130 Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County210,565945,950$14,652,403$14,600,670 +0.4% Carl.X2011profile
131 Waco - McLennan County Library203,646370,497$3,326,754$3,487,665 -4.6% Polaris2017profile
132 Salt Lake City Public Library200,591773,094$13,562,342$12,886,087 +5.2% Polaris2013profile
133 Tacoma Public Library199,600822,603$12,145,469$11,051,087 +9.9% Sierra2014profile
134 Richmond Public Library198,102493,924$6,049,200$5,874,453 +3.0% Symphony2003profile
135 Tuscaloosa Public Library194,656227,982$3,374,042$3,652,127 -7.6% Sierra2014profile
136 Grand Rapids Public Library188,040757,072$9,549,260$10,112,767 -5.6% Evergreen -- Independent2008profile
137 Regina Central Library187,000644,187$20,420,149 Polaris2015profile
138 Newport News Public Library182,591277,427$5,547,271$5,699,593 -2.7% Library.Solution2020profile
139 Worcester Public Library181,045656,844$4,121,131$5,023,330 -18.0% Evergreen -- Independent2012profile
140 Poudre River Public Library District180,112336,937$8,004,497$7,419,408 +7.9% Sierra2016profile
141 Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library179,703756,489$11,669,177$10,521,922 +10.9% Sierra2013profile
142 Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library178,831610,249$17,168,119$15,728,991 +9.1% Polaris2011profile
143 Providence Public Library178,042956,557$3,535,132$4,444,154 -20.5% Sierra2013profile
144 Chattanooga Public Library170,136339,089$5,810,659$5,873,293 -1.1% Polaris2010profile
145 Carroll County Public Library170,089405,362$11,993,872$11,179,738 +7.3% Polaris2009profile
146 Saint Joseph County Public Library167,606617,315$11,929,781$10,848,478 +10.0% Sierra2011profile
147 Pueblo City-County Library District160,393518,000$8,084,205$7,626,999 +6.0% Koha -- ByWater Solutions2018profile
148 Springfield City Library153,060671,850$5,415,848$5,851,329 -7.4% Evergreen -- Independent2012profile
149 Frisco Public Library151,030198,383$3,568,246$2,966,576 +20.3% Symphony2003profile
150 Sunnyvale Public Library148,028250,794$7,267,445$7,050,047 +3.1% Sierra2014profile
151 Hayward Public Library147,113111,843$3,842,327$4,291,869 -10.5% Millennium2002profile
152 Torrance Public Library146,115414,708$7,145,531$7,508,154 -4.8% Symphony2002profile
153 Bridgeport Public Library144,229484,929$5,990,548$4,927,149 +21.6% Evergreen -- Independent2011profile
154 Alexandria Library141,738437,641$6,793,512$6,639,270 +2.3% Symphony2009profile
155 Marin County Free Library139,500487,625$12,353,820$12,200,951 +1.3% Sierra2011profile
156 Pasadena Public Library139,222729,049$11,705,108$12,171,075 -3.8% Symphony2020profile
157 Rochester Public Library137,121381,096$6,229,379$6,116,363 +1.8% Symphony2003profile
158 New Haven Free Public Library129,779452,165$4,183,005$5,111,792 -18.2% Sierra2014profile
159 Elizabeth Free Public Library124,969383,811$4,026,474$4,197,700 -4.1% Symphony2002profile
160 Public Libraries of Saginaw124,823378,860$5,521,547$5,832,509 -5.3% Horizon2004profile
161 Hartford Public Library124,775384,059$9,139,849$8,651,901 +5.6% Symphony2018profile
162 Santa Clara Public Library118,813362,169$6,428,327$7,287,222 -11.8% Sierra2015profile
163 Kalamazoo Public Library116,445433,329$9,938,468$10,211,829 -2.7% Symphony2002profile
164 Carlsbad City Library107,674279,752$9,576,787$9,304,749 +2.9% Symphony2003profile
165 Davenport Public Library99,685222,320$5,304,285$4,446,573 +19.3% Polaris2011profile
166 Albany Public Library97,839263,274$6,203,783$6,564,297 -5.5% Sierra2014profile
167 Santa Monica Public Library90,223438,146$10,406,904$10,725,648 -3.0% Polaris2011profile
168 Carmel Clay Public Library86,293362,893$5,975,354$4,487,304 +33.2% Symphony2003profile
169 Newport Beach Public Library85,990242,534$6,600,845$6,650,288 -0.7% Symphony2019profile
170 Somerville Public Library78,804169,170$1,844,442$1,668,887 +10.5% Sierra2013profile
171 Redwood City Public Library78,244237,084$7,094,738$7,205,422 -1.5% Sierra2013profile
172 Gary Public Library75,242623,056$4,385,763$4,996,690 -12.2% Symphony2002profile
173 Arlington Heights Memorial Library75,101264,543$11,852,344$12,011,998 -1.3% Sierra2016profile
174 West Bloomfield Township Public Library71,755231,592$4,227,277$4,643,193 -9.0% Sierra2011profile
175 Portland Public Library66,214274,050$4,206,557$3,668,146 +14.7% Sierra2014profile
176 Palo Alto City Library65,544251,476$7,163,003$6,525,175 +9.8% Sierra2015profile
177 Skokie Public Library64,784467,622$10,735,195$9,758,449 +10.0% Sierra2011profile
178 East Cleveland Public Library20,869175,356$1,922,927$2,259,505 -14.9% Symphony2003profile
179 Switzer Library$ Symphony2002profile
Total for Group 111,613,810 275,114,045 4,437,567,541 4,495,795,615 + 0.0%