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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% Symphony2021profile
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 Hennepin County Public Library1,281,5654,002,260$66,648,547$71,916,798 -7.3% Horizon2005profile
21 Dallas Public Library1,223,2294,131,672$17,888,643$22,535,644 -20.6% Polaris2007profile
22 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library1,145,000946,694$27,529,217$32,559,469 -15.4% Horizon2005profile
23 Orange County Library System1,132,3021,239,486$31,276,405$34,859,948 -10.3% Sierra2011profile
24 Calgary Public Library1,120,2252,205,985$49,506,108$51,682,177 -4.2% Symphony2009profile
25 Atlanta-Fulton Public Library1,071,6352,365,978$33,155,301$32,620,891 +1.6% Symphony2003profile
26 Montgomery County Public Libraries1,050,68810,400,000$28,093,141$35,225,910 -20.2% Koha -- ByWater Solutions2021profile
27 San Diego County Library1,048,8601,472,951$32,247,312$38,063,038 -15.3% Polaris2020profile
28 Contra Costa County Public Library1,042,3441,286,797$23,506,877$23,758,953 -1.1% Carl.X2010profile
29 Edmonton Public Library1,000,0001,500,000$43,493,726 Symphony2002profile
30 Joel D Valdez Main Library996,5541,204,535$31,364,185$30,641,040 +2.4% Sierra2016profile
31 San Jose Public Library971,3721,671,929$30,435,563$36,825,525 -17.4% Sierra2013profile
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% Polaris2022profile
43 Gwinnett County Public Library857,586871,685$19,171,920$20,335,416 -5.7% Polaris2013profile
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 Lee County Library System750,0001,729,400$23,156,774$24,870,975 -6.9% Polaris2008profile
56 Oklahoma City Metropolitan Library System718,6331,071,623$33,117,370$25,556,493 +29.6% Carl.X2013profile
57 Sno-Isle Libraries713,8351,061,873$31,425,407$30,377,831 +3.4% Polaris2010profile
58 Detroit Public Library713,7776,870,782$35,872,247$45,467,456 -21.1% Symphony2004profile
59 District of Columbia Public Library690,0001,334,479$36,972,424$40,786,571 -9.4% Polaris2024profile
60 Nashville Public Library668,3472,546,825$23,370,889$21,094,280 +10.8% Carl.X2016profile
61 El Paso Public Library665,568495,703$8,698,038$7,868,653 +10.5% Symphony2012profile
62 Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library System659,9411,046,038$13,062,403$12,262,150 +6.5% Symphony2022profile
63 Pikes Peak Library District650,1851,127,019$22,632,019$24,179,013 -6.4% Symphony2001profile
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 Library629,5981,254,367$26,207,507$23,292,778 +12.5% Sierra2013profile
67 Cuyahoga County Public Library626,2881,601,445$59,270,143$58,556,714 +1.2% Koha -- ByWater Solutions2022profile
68 Boston Public Library625,0878,947,271$34,871,750$37,104,393 -6.0% Polaris2012profile
69 Seattle Public Library616,5001,893,104$50,871,294$49,757,371 +2.2% Horizon2004profile
70 Milwaukee Public Library - Central Library595,9201,846,148$23,636,745$24,201,590 -2.3% Sierra2013profile
71 Anne Arundel County Public Library588,265617,850$19,319,773$18,649,807 +3.6% Koha -- ByWater Solutions2024profile
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 Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries527,440760,000$19,128,405$15,790,188 +21.1% Symphony2004profile
77 Mesa Public Library521,352351,052$6,524,275$6,549,076 -0.4% Polaris2009profile
78 Hamilton Public Library510,0001,099,088$23,709,449 Polaris2015profile
79 Long Beach Public Library464,662708,078$12,552,619$13,384,665 -6.2% Polaris2024profile
80 Omaha Public Library458,906704,256$12,678,247$10,986,513 +15.4% Sierra2014profile
81 Dayton Metro Library458,6771,402,639$25,271,404$26,347,770 -4.1% Polaris2012profile
82 East Baton Rouge Parish Library444,5261,624,554$28,248,150$27,038,585 +4.5% V-smart2009profile
83 Toledo - Lucas County Public Library441,8151,946,405$28,986,792$30,736,694 -5.7% Sierra2012profile
84 Virginia Beach Public Library434,412707,467$20,599,947$20,331,814 +1.3% Symphony2003profile
85 Johnson County Library425,084954,525$20,292,841$20,222,294 +0.3% Symphony2003profile
86 Richland Library418,873805,956$19,781,951$19,780,271 +0.0% Polaris2013profile
87 Solano County Library416,380534,212$14,506,913$17,176,874 -15.5% Polaris2022profile
88 Oakland Public Library416,3481,073,677$22,255,343$20,261,207 +9.8% Sierra2013profile
89 Loudoun County Public Library413,645639,558$11,246,638$11,116,031 +1.2% Carl.X2015profile
90 Santa Clara County Library District412,7322,361,073$32,670,164$34,081,846 -4.1% Horizon2016profile
91 Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh406,1661,568,140$26,411,332$23,420,698 +12.8% Sierra2013profile
92 Anythink Wright Farms403,027310,149$12,963,386$11,911,334 +8.8% OCLC Wise2018profile
93 Cleveland Public Library398,4533,283,319$53,053,056$58,449,012 -9.2% Symphony2003profile
94 Kent District Library397,093865,193$15,088,890$15,612,889 -3.4% Symphony2014profile
95 Pioneer Library System397,080667,404$15,639,328$12,038,519 +29.9% Symphony2010profile
96 Greensboro Library System395,174511,858$7,904,579$7,628,729 +3.6% OCLC Wise2019profile
97 Live Oak Public Libraries391,279535,184$8,878,015$8,415,027 +5.5% Evergreen -- Independent2018profile
98 Wichita Public Library384,445621,795$7,882,871$7,902,380 -0.2% Polaris2008profile
99 Akron-Summit County Public Library377,5881,548,320$23,247,631$24,281,765 -4.3% Sierra2013profile
100 New Orleans Public Library369,250673,583$10,984,744$7,865,324 +39.7% Polaris2012profile
101 Allen County Public Library355,3292,996,595$22,087,234$21,518,974 +2.6% Polaris2023profile
102 Forsyth County Public Library351,790658,250$7,959,263$7,991,110 -0.4% Evergreen -- MOBIUS2017profile
103 Aurora Public Library344,637289,547$4,100,392$3,492,858 +17.4% Sierra2016profile
104 Tulare County Public Library335,106311,209$2,120,248$3,298,259 -35.7% Horizon2003profile
105 Camden County Library System327,303440,190$9,479,955$8,456,498 +12.1% Koha -- ByWater Solutions2016profile
106 Regina Central Library327,293545,622$20,420,149 Polaris2015profile
107 Lincoln City Libraries324,514781,199$8,894,989$8,334,546 +6.7% Symphony2015profile
108 Howard County Library System323,1961,102,437$21,619,592$18,376,269 +17.6% Polaris2010profile
109 Lexington Public Library323,152459,499$11,343,633$12,737,727 -10.9% Carl.X2018profile
110 Durham County Library321,488774,005$8,891,714$8,520,765 +4.4% Polaris2022profile
111 Saint Louis Public Library319,2942,759,642$19,650,477$20,209,669 -2.8% Polaris2021profile
112 Chesterfield County Public Library318,000787,077$6,941,576$8,181,809 -15.2% Symphony2020profile
113 Anchorage Public Library298,842509,906$10,352,573$11,484,279 -9.9% Symphony2004profile
114 LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library297,369316,445$6,141,185$6,612,109 -7.1% Symphony2003profile
115 Saint Paul Public Library285,068825,750$16,236,977$15,494,296 +4.8% Sierra2011profile
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 Library264,216804,946$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% Koha -- ByWater Solutions2022profile
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% Library.Solution2023profile
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% Koha -- ByWater Solutions2022profile
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% Library.Solution2021profile
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 Newport News Public Library182,591200,000$5,547,271$5,699,593 -2.7% Library.Solution2020profile
138 Worcester Public Library181,045656,844$4,121,131$5,023,330 -18.0% Evergreen -- MOBIUS2022profile
139 Poudre River Public Library District180,112336,937$8,004,497$7,419,408 +7.9% Sierra2016profile
140 Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library179,703756,489$11,669,177$10,521,922 +10.9% Polaris2023profile
141 Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library178,831610,249$17,168,119$15,728,991 +9.1% Polaris2011profile
142 Providence Public Library178,042956,557$3,535,132$4,444,154 -20.5% Koha -- ByWater Solutions2022profile
143 Chattanooga Public Library170,136339,089$5,810,659$5,873,293 -1.1% Polaris2010profile
144 Carroll County Public Library170,089405,362$11,993,872$11,179,738 +7.3% Polaris2009profile
145 Saint Joseph County Public Library167,606617,315$11,929,781$10,848,478 +10.0% Sierra2011profile
146 Pueblo City-County Library District160,393518,000$8,084,205$7,626,999 +6.0% Koha -- ByWater Solutions2018profile
147 Springfield City Library153,060671,850$5,415,848$5,851,329 -7.4% Evergreen -- MOBIUS2022profile
148 Frisco Public Library151,030198,383$3,568,246$2,966,576 +20.3% Symphony2003profile
149 Escondido Public Library150,243175,444$2,696,006$2,871,020 -6.1% Polaris2019profile
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% Sierra2002profile
152 Torrance Public Library146,860519,990$7,145,531$7,508,154 -4.8% Polaris2021profile
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% Polaris2023profile
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 Carmel Clay Public Library86,293362,893$5,975,354$4,487,304 +33.2% Symphony2003profile
168 Newport Beach Public Library85,990242,534$6,600,845$6,650,288 -0.7% Symphony2019profile
169 Somerville Public Library78,804169,170$1,844,442$1,668,887 +10.5% Sierra2013profile
170 Redwood City Public Library78,244237,084$7,094,738$7,205,422 -1.5% Sierra2013profile
171 Gary Public Library75,242623,056$4,385,763$4,996,690 -12.2% Symphony2002profile
172 Arlington Heights Memorial Library75,101264,543$11,852,344$12,011,998 -1.3% Sierra2016profile
173 West Bloomfield Township Public Library71,755231,592$4,227,277$4,643,193 -9.0% Sierra2011profile
174 Portland Public Library66,214274,050$4,206,557$3,668,146 +14.7% Sierra2014profile
175 Palo Alto City Library65,544285,934$7,163,003$6,525,175 +9.8% Sierra2015profile
176 Skokie Public Library64,784467,622$10,735,195$9,758,449 +10.0% Sierra2011profile
177 East Cleveland Public Library20,869175,356$1,922,927$2,259,505 -14.9% Symphony2003profile
178 Ilumina Public Library: El Paso County's All-Digital Library$ Koha -- ByWater Solutions2022profile
Total for Group 112,181,774 272,883,668 4,395,839,953 4,458,467,237 + 0.0%