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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 Buffalo and Erie County Public Library10,146,45820,182,189$ Symphony2004profile
2 Fort Worth - MetrOPAC Libraries5,494,3507,438,824$ Polaris2014profile
3 Limitless Libraries4,678,42918,487,775$ Carl.X2016profile
4 Johnson County Library and Olathe Public Library Unified Catalog4,037,9047,127,010$ Symphony2003profile
5 Los Angeles Public Library3,825,2976,301,338$95,784,178$134,630,543 -28.9% Carl.X2009profile
6 New York Public Library3,439,71120,889,337$228,659,277$231,206,520 -1.1% Sierra2014profile
7 County of Los Angeles Public Library3,344,3115,367,967$113,222,151$109,716,555 +3.2% Symphony2006profile
8 Toronto Public Library2,791,14010,782,302$181,122,296$183,598,412 -1.3% Symphony2007profile
9 Chicago Public Library2,695,5985,332,187$91,616,779$104,671,418 -12.5% Polaris2016profile
10 Brooklyn Public Library2,636,7353,995,892$99,912,119$101,992,063 -2.0% Sierra2013profile
11 Miami-Dade Public Library System2,496,4353,294,232$51,138,510$80,088,482 -36.1% Polaris2009profile
12 Queens Borough Public Library2,230,7224,481,261$97,328,071$101,803,226 -4.4% Virtua2008profile
13 Houston Public Library2,145,1462,682,526$31,925,791$36,573,205 -12.7% Symphony2013profile
14 Harris County Public Library1,955,4362,615,616$22,927,152$26,200,187 -12.5% Symphony2015profile
15 Broward County Library1,771,0992,764,321$57,618,701$62,615,032 -8.0% Symphony2020profile
16 San Antonio Public Library1,626,0921,874,298$32,321,203$28,645,939 +12.8% Symphony2019profile
17 Free Library of Philadelphia1,526,0062,811,962$71,138,674$74,607,376 -4.6% Symphony2004profile
18 Phoenix Public Library1,464,7271,403,891$33,369,468$33,306,207 +0.2% Polaris2007profile
19 Las Vegas-Clark County Library District1,463,6752,222,341$47,869,467$49,677,991 -3.6% Sierra2015profile
20 Sacramento Public Library1,396,0031,433,699$31,397,782$37,625,904 -16.6% Sierra2011profile
21 San Diego Public Library1,394,9285,283,183$33,482,907$38,325,909 -12.6% Polaris2019profile
22 King County Library System1,362,8703,623,876$95,422,046$92,506,181 +3.2% Evergreen -- Catalyst2014profile
23 Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library1,310,2141,628,936$33,154,733$38,101,976 -13.0% Polaris2012profile
24 Dallas Public Library1,223,2294,131,672$17,888,643$22,535,644 -20.6% Polaris2007profile
25 Hennepin County Public Library1,163,0604,274,219$66,648,547$71,916,798 -7.3% Horizon2005profile
26 Orange County Library System1,132,3021,239,486$31,276,405$34,859,948 -10.3% OCLC Wise2019profile
27 Calgary Public Library1,120,2252,205,985$49,506,108$51,682,177 -4.2% Symphony2009profile
28 Atlanta-Fulton Public Library1,071,6352,365,978$33,155,301$32,620,891 +1.6% Symphony2003profile
29 Montgomery County Public Libraries1,050,68810,400,000$28,093,141$35,225,910 -20.2% Koha -- ByWater Solutions2021profile
30 San Diego County Library1,048,8601,472,951$32,247,312$38,063,038 -15.3% Polaris2020profile
31 Edmonton Public Library1,000,0001,500,000$43,493,726 Symphony2002profile
32 Joel D Valdez Main Library996,5541,204,535$31,364,185$30,641,040 +2.4% Sierra2016profile
33 San Jose Public Library971,3721,671,929$30,435,563$36,825,525 -17.4% Sierra2013profile
34 Contra Costa County Public Library960,2301,318,937$23,506,877$23,758,953 -1.1% Carl.X2010profile
35 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library940,697946,694$27,529,217$32,559,469 -15.4% Horizon2005profile
36 Ottawa Public Library935,0732,331,407$46,848,249$48,902,118 -4.2% Symphony2009profile
37 Wake County Public Libraries925,9381,449,940$19,319,006$17,764,589 +8.8% Horizon2001profile
38 Fresno County Public Library919,3792,252,180$24,387,317$25,339,897 -3.8% Horizon2003profile
39 Buffalo and Erie County Public Library919,0401,939,369$24,941,272$26,745,005 -6.7% Symphony2004profile
40 Prince George's County Memorial Library System909,3271,279,449$25,680,710$26,633,653 -3.6% Polaris2008profile
41 Palm Beach County Library System885,9341,892,732$39,081,834$41,161,575 -5.1% Symphony2003profile
42 Indianapolis Public Library System877,3891,501,263$37,854,948$38,315,989 -1.2% Polaris2019profile
43 Columbus Metropolitan Library872,6411,483,433$56,065,780$43,595,207 +28.6% Polaris2012profile
44 Jacksonville Public Library869,7292,342,818$37,093,480$43,602,098 -14.9% Symphony2003profile
45 San Francisco Public Library864,8162,792,660$92,522,544$81,857,440 +13.0% Sierra2013profile
46 Saint Louis County Library859,1481,472,698$34,140,684$33,881,930 +0.8% Sierra2017profile
47 Gwinnett County Public Library857,586871,685$19,171,920$20,335,416 -5.7% OCLC Wise2019profile
48 Kern County Library850,0061,015,160$7,526,948$8,221,321 -8.4% Horizon2003profile
49 Salt Lake County Library System840,2082,155,318$33,026,788$29,997,558 +10.1% Polaris2013profile
50 Memphis Public Library and Information Center829,7361,586,433$16,323,394$16,885,555 -3.3% Symphony2005profile
51 Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County802,3744,772,281$53,113,248$52,549,368 +1.1% Sierra2012profile
52 Baltimore County Public Library789,8141,433,343$43,527,190$44,325,547 -1.8% Polaris2009profile
53 Multnomah County Library777,4901,794,729$60,032,201$56,110,376 +7.0% Symphony2017profile
54 Louisville Free Public Library - Main765,3521,448,386$16,385,924$17,233,553 -4.9% Polaris2005profile
55 Mid-Continent Consolidated Library District762,4462,367,164$37,364,387$39,327,299 -5.0% Symphony2003profile
56 Fort Worth Public Library758,738823,243$19,319,938$20,525,928 -5.9% Polaris2014profile
57 Cobb County Public Library754,460928,028$ Symphony2002profile
58 DeKalb County Public Library750,778962,187$15,056,567$16,409,830 -8.2% Polaris2016profile
59 Oklahoma City Metropolitan Library System718,6331,071,623$33,117,370$25,556,493 +29.6% Carl.X2013profile
60 Sno-Isle Libraries713,8351,061,873$31,425,407$30,377,831 +3.4% Polaris2010profile
61 Detroit Public Library713,7776,870,782$35,872,247$45,467,456 -21.1% Symphony2004profile
62 District of Columbia Public Library711,5711,334,479$36,972,424$40,786,571 -9.4% Symphony1999profile
63 Nashville Public Library668,3472,546,825$23,370,889$21,094,280 +10.8% Carl.X2016profile
64 El Paso Public Library665,568495,703$8,698,038$7,868,653 +10.5% Symphony2012profile
65 Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library System659,9411,046,038$13,062,403$12,262,150 +6.5% Sierra2011profile
66 Pikes Peak Library District650,1851,127,019$22,632,019$24,179,013 -6.4% Symphony2001profile
67 Lee County Library System638,0291,729,400$23,156,774$24,870,975 -6.9% Polaris2008profile
68 Enoch Pratt Free Library637,4182,259,243$36,406,400$36,758,700 -1.0% Symphony1997profile
69 Cesar Chavez Central Library632,925739,752$9,625,443$11,341,179 -15.1% Symphony2003profile
70 Tulsa City - County Library629,5981,763,096$26,207,507$23,292,778 +12.5% Sierra2013profile
71 Boston Public Library625,0878,947,271$34,871,750$37,104,393 -6.0% Polaris2012profile
72 Denver Public Library620,9171,792,225$34,016,690$29,473,750 +15.4% Polaris2010profile
73 Cuyahoga County Public Library616,5271,756,053$59,270,143$58,556,714 +1.2% Sierra2011profile
74 Seattle Public Library616,5001,893,104$50,871,294$49,757,371 +2.2% Horizon2004profile
75 Milwaukee Public Library - Central Library595,9201,846,148$23,636,745$24,201,590 -2.3% Sierra2013profile
76 Ocean County Library575,3971,054,680$33,666,256$37,697,366 -10.7% Polaris2008profile
77 Alameda County Library564,6951,136,888$20,958,269$21,486,942 -2.5% Sierra2013profile
78 Pierce County Library System555,1851,075,500$26,686,075$27,173,349 -1.8% Polaris2004profile
79 Jefferson County Public Library System540,023980,539$23,863,600$24,900,000 -4.2% Sierra2011profile
80 Anne Arundel County Public Library521,209801,150$19,319,773$18,649,807 +3.6% Symphony2003profile
81 Hamilton Public Library510,0001,099,088$23,709,449 Polaris2015profile
82 Long Beach Public Library464,662768,511$12,552,619$13,384,665 -6.2% Sierra2011profile
83 Omaha Public Library458,906704,256$12,678,247$10,986,513 +15.4% Sierra2014profile
84 Dayton Metro Library458,6771,402,639$25,271,404$26,347,770 -4.1% Polaris2012profile
85 Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries450,995653,707$19,128,405$15,790,188 +21.1% Symphony2004profile
86 Mesa Public Library444,856438,816$6,524,275$6,549,076 -0.4% Polaris2009profile
87 East Baton Rouge Parish Library444,5261,624,554$28,248,150$27,038,585 +4.5% V-smart2009profile
88 Toledo - Lucas County Public Library441,8151,946,405$28,986,792$30,736,694 -5.7% Sierra2012profile
89 Virginia Beach Public Library434,412707,467$20,599,947$20,331,814 +1.3% Symphony2003profile
90 Johnson County Library425,084954,525$20,292,841$20,222,294 +0.3% Symphony2003profile
91 Oakland Public Library416,3481,073,677$22,255,343$20,261,207 +9.8% Sierra2013profile
92 Santa Clara County Library District412,7321,420,893$32,670,164$34,081,846 -4.1% Horizon2016profile
93 Richland Library411,5921,070,656$19,781,951$19,780,271 +0.0% Polaris2013profile
94 Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh406,1661,568,140$26,411,332$23,420,698 +12.8% Sierra2013profile
95 Cleveland Public Library398,4533,283,319$53,053,056$58,449,012 -9.2% Symphony2003profile
96 Kent District Library397,093865,193$15,088,890$15,612,889 -3.4% Symphony2014profile
97 Pioneer Library System397,070734,968$15,639,328$12,038,519 +29.9% Symphony2010profile
98 Loudoun County Public Library396,068693,133$11,246,638$11,116,031 +1.2% Carl.X2015profile
99 Greensboro Library System395,174511,858$7,904,579$7,628,729 +3.6% OCLC Wise2019profile
100 Live Oak Public Libraries391,279535,184$8,878,015$8,415,027 +5.5% Evergreen -- Independent2018profile
101 Wichita Public Library384,445621,795$7,882,871$7,902,380 -0.2% Polaris2008profile
102 Akron-Summit County Public Library377,5881,548,320$23,247,631$24,281,765 -4.3% Sierra2013profile
103 New Orleans Public Library369,250673,583$10,984,744$7,865,324 +39.7% Polaris2012profile
104 Solano County Library360,023534,219$14,506,913$17,176,874 -15.5% Carl.X2015profile
105 Allen County Public Library355,3292,996,595$22,087,234$21,518,974 +2.6% OCLC Wise2018profile
106 Forsyth County Public Library351,790658,250$7,959,263$7,991,110 -0.4% Evergreen -- MOBIUS2017profile
107 Anythink Wright Farms345,562310,149$12,963,386$11,911,334 +8.8% OCLC Wise2018profile
108 Aurora Public Library344,637289,547$4,100,392$3,492,858 +17.4% Sierra2016profile
109 Tulare County Public Library335,106311,209$2,120,248$3,298,259 -35.7% Horizon2003profile
110 Camden County Library System327,303440,190$9,479,955$8,456,498 +12.1% Koha -- ByWater Solutions2016profile
111 Regina Central Library327,293545,622$20,420,149 Polaris2015profile
112 Howard County Library System323,1961,102,437$21,619,592$18,376,269 +17.6% Polaris2010profile
113 Durham County Library321,488774,005$8,891,714$8,520,765 +4.4% Horizon2006profile
114 Saint Louis Public Library319,2942,759,642$19,650,477$20,209,669 -2.8% Symphony2010profile
115 Chesterfield County Public Library318,000787,077$6,941,576$8,181,809 -15.2% Symphony2020profile
116 Lincoln City Libraries314,358721,324$8,894,989$8,334,546 +6.7% Symphony2015profile
117 Lexington Public Library301,569464,005$11,343,633$12,737,727 -10.9% Library.Solution2004profile
118 Anchorage Public Library298,842509,906$10,352,573$11,484,279 -9.9% Symphony2004profile
119 Saint Paul Public Library285,068825,750$16,236,977$15,494,296 +4.8% Sierra2011profile
120 LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library277,670608,504$6,141,185$6,612,109 -7.1% Symphony2003profile
121 Newark Public Library277,1401,645,248$11,872,939$13,700,492 -13.3% Sierra2017profile
122 San Mateo County Library270,925565,365$18,284,149$18,752,045 -2.5% Sierra2013profile
123 Madison Public Library264,216768,015$12,302,576$15,017,740 -18.1% Bibliovation2018profile
124 Arapahoe Library District249,278428,084$22,315,613$23,196,879 -3.8% Sierra2011profile
125 Eastern Oklahoma Library System244,790500,250$5,696,151$4,598,685 +23.9% Horizon2003profile
126 San Luis Obispo City-County Library241,258375,275$8,358,454$8,430,423 -0.9% Polaris2008profile
127 Stark Library - Main Library240,131673,064$12,351,929$11,650,291 +6.0% Sierra2011profile
128 Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County238,823722,183$11,931,187$10,850,207 +10.0% Sierra2013profile
129 Chattahoochee Valley Libraries227,076332,623$6,019,746$6,949,013 -13.4% Polaris2010profile
130 Scottsdale Public Library System226,918490,626$8,562,680$9,853,422 -13.1% Polaris2014profile
131 Kansas City Public Library218,7651,215,875$19,166,504$18,803,981 +1.9% Symphony2004profile
132 Birmingham Public Library212,113754,521$15,082,675$17,478,009 -13.7% Sierra2013profile
133 Arlington County Public Library212,038532,449$11,888,751$11,871,469 +0.1% Koha -- ByWater Solutions2019profile
134 Des Moines Public Library211,073494,233$8,366,133$7,480,332 +11.8% Horizon2004profile
135 Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County210,565945,950$14,652,403$14,600,670 +0.4% Carl.X2011profile
136 Waco - McLennan County Library203,646370,497$3,326,754$3,487,665 -4.6% Polaris2017profile
137 Salt Lake City Public Library200,591773,094$13,562,342$12,886,087 +5.2% Polaris2013profile
138 Tacoma Public Library199,600822,603$12,145,469$11,051,087 +9.9% Sierra2014profile
139 Richmond Public Library198,102493,924$6,049,200$5,874,453 +3.0% Symphony2003profile
140 Tuscaloosa Public Library194,656227,982$3,374,042$3,652,127 -7.6% Sierra2014profile
141 Grand Rapids Public Library188,040757,072$9,549,260$10,112,767 -5.6% Evergreen -- Independent2008profile
142 Newport News Public Library182,591277,427$5,547,271$5,699,593 -2.7% Library.Solution2020profile
143 Worcester Public Library181,045656,844$4,121,131$5,023,330 -18.0% Evergreen -- Independent2012profile
144 Poudre River Public Library District180,112336,937$8,004,497$7,419,408 +7.9% Sierra2016profile
145 Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library179,703756,489$11,669,177$10,521,922 +10.9% Sierra2013profile
146 Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library178,831610,249$17,168,119$15,728,991 +9.1% Polaris2011profile
147 Providence Public Library178,042956,557$3,535,132$4,444,154 -20.5% Sierra2013profile
148 Chattanooga Public Library170,136339,089$5,810,659$5,873,293 -1.1% Polaris2010profile
149 Carroll County Public Library170,089405,362$11,993,872$11,179,738 +7.3% Polaris2009profile
150 Saint Joseph County Public Library167,606617,315$11,929,781$10,848,478 +10.0% Sierra2011profile
151 Pueblo City-County Library District160,393518,000$8,084,205$7,626,999 +6.0% Koha -- ByWater Solutions2018profile
152 Springfield City Library153,060671,850$5,415,848$5,851,329 -7.4% Evergreen -- Independent2012profile
153 Frisco Public Library151,030198,383$3,568,246$2,966,576 +20.3% Symphony2003profile
154 Sunnyvale Public Library148,028250,794$7,267,445$7,050,047 +3.1% Sierra2014profile
155 Hayward Public Library147,113111,843$3,842,327$4,291,869 -10.5% Sierra2002profile
156 Torrance Public Library146,860519,990$7,145,531$7,508,154 -4.8% Symphony2002profile
157 Bridgeport Public Library144,229484,929$5,990,548$4,927,149 +21.6% Evergreen -- Independent2011profile
158 Alexandria Library141,738437,641$6,793,512$6,639,270 +2.3% Symphony2009profile
159 Marin County Free Library139,500487,625$12,353,820$12,200,951 +1.3% Sierra2011profile
160 Pasadena Public Library139,222729,049$11,705,108$12,171,075 -3.8% Symphony2020profile
161 Rochester Public Library137,121381,096$6,229,379$6,116,363 +1.8% Symphony2003profile
162 New Haven Free Public Library129,779452,165$4,183,005$5,111,792 -18.2% Sierra2014profile
163 Elizabeth Free Public Library124,969383,811$4,026,474$4,197,700 -4.1% Symphony2002profile
164 Public Libraries of Saginaw124,823378,860$5,521,547$5,832,509 -5.3% Horizon2004profile
165 Hartford Public Library124,775384,059$9,139,849$8,651,901 +5.6% Symphony2018profile
166 Santa Clara Public Library118,813362,169$6,428,327$7,287,222 -11.8% Sierra2015profile
167 Kalamazoo Public Library116,445433,329$9,938,468$10,211,829 -2.7% Symphony2002profile
168 Carlsbad City Library107,674279,752$9,576,787$9,304,749 +2.9% Symphony2003profile
169 Davenport Public Library99,685222,320$5,304,285$4,446,573 +19.3% Polaris2011profile
170 Albany Public Library97,839263,274$6,203,783$6,564,297 -5.5% Sierra2014profile
171 Santa Monica Public Library90,223438,146$10,406,904$10,725,648 -3.0% Polaris2011profile
172 Carmel Clay Public Library86,293362,893$5,975,354$4,487,304 +33.2% Symphony2003profile
173 Newport Beach Public Library85,990242,534$6,600,845$6,650,288 -0.7% Symphony2019profile
174 Somerville Public Library78,804169,170$1,844,442$1,668,887 +10.5% Sierra2013profile
175 Redwood City Public Library78,244237,084$7,094,738$7,205,422 -1.5% Sierra2013profile
176 Gary Public Library75,242623,056$4,385,763$4,996,690 -12.2% Symphony2002profile
177 Arlington Heights Memorial Library75,101264,543$11,852,344$12,011,998 -1.3% Sierra2016profile
178 West Bloomfield Township Public Library71,755231,592$4,227,277$4,643,193 -9.0% Sierra2011profile
179 Portland Public Library66,214274,050$4,206,557$3,668,146 +14.7% Sierra2014profile
180 Palo Alto City Library65,544251,476$7,163,003$6,525,175 +9.8% Sierra2015profile
181 Skokie Public Library64,784467,622$10,735,195$9,758,449 +10.0% Sierra2011profile
182 East Cleveland Public Library20,869175,356$1,922,927$2,259,505 -14.9% Symphony2003profile
183 Switzer Library$ Symphony2002profile
Total for Group 136,184,604 329,055,427 4,437,567,541 4,495,795,615 + 0.0%