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Moreland 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

Moreland City (2018-2019)

4.17

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

6.03

All Councils (2018-2019)

4.63

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 5.13 6.09 4.59
2016-2017 4.32 5.70 4.49
2017-2018 4.27 6.05 4.65
2018-2019 4.17 6.03 4.63

Moreland City Council Says...

The decrease in physical visits to Moreland libraries was affected by the closure of Coburg library from 8-25 November 2018 for renovations. Unique visits to the library website increased by 14% and usage of eResources grew 60%.

Proportion of library resources less than 5 years old

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

Moreland City (2018-2019)

74.64%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

72.04%

All Councils (2018-2019)

66.13%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 78.08% 73.52% 63.59%
2016-2017 75.34% 72.20% 64.77%
2017-2018 75.72% 71.43% 64.73%
2018-2019 74.64% 72.04% 66.13%

Moreland City Council Says...

While the majority of our collections were purchased in the last five years, we also have a strong local history collection that has been developed over time and is an invaluable resource. Additionally, we have established stack collections that include older materials still in demand for Home Library patrons, hard to replace and classic resources in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) languages, and holiday-themed children's books which have a longer lifespan. We balance older collections with Top 10 and Top 5 collections of recent, critically-acclaimed and popular titles that continue to be a success with the community. This year also saw the introduction of Vox books, a new picture book which can play an audio recording of the story and the streaming film service Kanopy, which offers quality independent, documentary and children's films. Both Vox books and Kanopy have been extremely popular.

Cost of library service per visit

Direct cost to council of the library service per visit

Moreland City (2018-2019)

$8.04

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$6.80

All Councils (2018-2019)

$7.07

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $7.49 $6.61 $6.77
2016-2017 $7.19 $6.49 $6.39
2017-2018 $7.54 $6.65 $6.82
2018-2019 $8.04 $6.80 $7.07

Moreland City Council Says...

Conversion of several casual staff to permanent part-time positions has increased the service cost this year.

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.

Moreland City (2018-2019)

13.85%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

16.96%

All Councils (2018-2019)

15.41%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 15.15% 19.44% 17.73%
2016-2017 15.63% 18.12% 16.93%
2017-2018 14.85% 17.52% 15.82%
2018-2019 13.85% 16.96% 15.41%

Moreland City Council Says...

The number of active library members has declined by 1%, affected by waiving the requirement to register as a library member in order to use the free wifi. Wifi use has increased 5% since the policy change. Additionally, the figures still do not include attendance at Moreland's extensive range of events and outreach sessions, which continues to be strong. Additional community-led programs started this year, including events for the Nepali, Turkish and Urdu communities, and attendance at Libraries After Dark has been growing. Meanwhile our online presence continues to develop, with increased usage of our website (14% growth) and Facebook page impressions (up 45%).