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Wellington Shire

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

Wellington Shire (2018-2019)

2.70

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

4.15

All Councils (2018-2019)

4.63

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wellington Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 2.18 4.29 4.59
2016-2017 1.99 4.30 4.49
2017-2018 2.26 4.28 4.65
2018-2019 2.70 4.15 4.63

Wellington Shire Council Says...

Wellington Shire Library's collection is available through six branches and four outreach sites at local Community Houses to cover the 11,000km2 municipality. Collection use has improved overall, with increased proportion of newer items improving the collection, along with promotion of eResources. Other libraries of the SWIFT Library consortium can request items from every member library's collection without additional charge, and this enables resources sharing and reduced duplication of titles.

Proportion of library resources less than 5 years old

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

Wellington Shire (2018-2019)

54.46%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

63.97%

All Councils (2018-2019)

66.13%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wellington Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 41.38% 60.75% 63.59%
2016-2017 47.76% 64.87% 64.77%
2017-2018 50.02% 64.56% 64.73%
2018-2019 54.46% 63.97% 66.13%

Wellington Shire Council Says...

Our book, audio-visual, and eResources stock is refreshed with contemporary material each year, and together with a weeding program of older titles, has again resulted in an improved standard of the library collection.

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.

Wellington Shire (2018-2019)

14.11%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

15.66%

All Councils (2018-2019)

15.41%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wellington Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 13.42% 18.04% 17.73%
2016-2017 13.62% 17.53% 16.93%
2017-2018 13.82% 16.12% 15.82%
2018-2019 14.11% 15.66% 15.41%

Wellington Shire Council Says...

Libraries are also one of our top performing service areas according to the 2019 Community Satisfaction Survey. Wellington Shire Libraries offer a broad range of popular programs including author talks, baby rhyme times, toddler Storytime and school holiday programs. These are well attended and open to all residents within the Shire. Council continues to actively promote Library services to all sectors of the community, resulting in an increase in active library membership.