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Darebin City

Profile Performance

Provision of print and digital based resources to the community in a variety of formats including collection services, e-services, research tools and interactive learning programs

Number of times a library resource is borrowed

Number of library collection item loans per library collection item

Darebin City (2018-2019)

5.64

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

6.03

All Councils (2018-2019)

4.63

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Darebin City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 5.92 6.09 4.59
2016-2017 5.71 5.70 4.49
2017-2018 5.71 6.05 4.65
2018-2019 5.64 6.03 4.63

Darebin City Council Says...

Proportion of library resources less than 5 years old

Percentage of the library collection that has been purchased in the last 5 years

Darebin City (2018-2019)

65.65%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

72.04%

All Councils (2018-2019)

66.13%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Darebin City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 72.70% 73.52% 63.59%
2016-2017 70.14% 72.20% 64.77%
2017-2018 71.29% 71.43% 64.73%
2018-2019 65.65% 72.04% 66.13%

Darebin City Council Says...

Cost of library service per visit

Direct cost to council of the library service per visit

Darebin City (2018-2019)

$8.55

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$6.80

All Councils (2018-2019)

$7.07

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Darebin City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $8.12 $6.61 $6.77
2016-2017 $8.37 $6.49 $6.39
2017-2018 $8.42 $6.65 $6.82
2018-2019 $8.55 $6.80 $7.07

Darebin City Council Says...

Council and our community value its library services and invests appropriate financial resources to support customer needs. Significant investment in well-used digital collections and access through the Darebin Libraries apps enable customers to access library services without visiting a branch. Libraries After Dark continues to offer weekly programming with increased opening hours to encourage community participation.

Active library members in municipality

Percentage of the municipal population that are members of the library and have borrowed a library collection item. This indicator includes e-books from 2015/16 onwards, which may affect a council's variance from 2014/15.

Darebin City (2018-2019)

15.60%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

16.96%

All Councils (2018-2019)

15.41%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Darebin City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 16.02% 19.44% 17.73%
2016-2017 15.01% 18.12% 16.93%
2017-2018 14.68% 17.52% 15.82%
2018-2019 15.60% 16.96% 15.41%

Darebin City Council Says...

Increased promotion of the collection, the purchase of new higher-performing digital collections, and increased investment in existing digital collections has seen an increase in active library members at a time of local population growth.