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Port Phillip 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

Port Phillip City (2018-2019)

4.31

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

6.03

All Councils (2018-2019)

4.63

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 4.81 6.09 4.59
2016-2017 4.47 5.70 4.49
2017-2018 4.41 6.05 4.65
2018-2019 4.31 6.03 4.63

Port Phillip City Council Says...

Our library collection is well utilised. Council libraries continue to make over one million loans annually, with hard copy loans slightly lower than last year, but digital loan activity continues to increase.

Proportion of library resources less than 5 years old

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

Port Phillip City (2018-2019)

48.78%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

72.04%

All Councils (2018-2019)

66.13%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 46.65% 73.52% 63.59%
2016-2017 50.73% 72.20% 64.77%
2017-2018 50.57% 71.43% 64.73%
2018-2019 48.78% 72.04% 66.13%

Port Phillip City Council Says...

The physical and digital collection is refreshed annually with over 20,000 new books added to the collection and 48 per cent less than five years old.

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.

Port Phillip City (2018-2019)

18.63%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

16.96%

All Councils (2018-2019)

15.41%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 19.40% 19.44% 17.73%
2016-2017 19.21% 18.12% 16.93%
2017-2018 20.39% 17.52% 15.82%
2018-2019 18.63% 16.96% 15.41%

Port Phillip City Council Says...

The number of active library members decreased by 1,429 from 2017/18. Active membership has tracked consistently to date with the emergence of online materials and increased level of engagement with library services via digital platforms.