At a Glance (FY 2020-21)
- 8.8 million: Books and other materials checked out
- 3.1 million: Visits to the branches
- 2.4 million: Unique visits to LVCCLD.org
- 1.9 million: Online resources retrievals
- 3.3 million: Number of items in the collection – almost 20 times the number of slot machines in Las Vegas
- 1.3 million: Computer uses (sessions) by the public
- 14,062: Library-sponsored and community programs
- 262,800: Children and adult program attendance
- 4,123: Volunteer hours
- $70 million: Total annual budget
- City of Las Vegas and most of Clark County except for North Las Vegas, Boulder City, and Henderson, which have their own Library Districts.
- Serves 1.6 million people over 8,000 square miles—larger than the state of Connecticut.
Governance and Funding
- Is an independent government agency and is not part of the Las Vegas city government or the Clark County government.
- Operations are overseen by a ten-member Board of Trustees, five appointed by the Clark County Commission and five appointed by the Las Vegas City Council.
- The Board appoints the Library’s Executive Director and has the authority to make policies and approve the budget for the programs, activities, and services the branches provide.
- 306 full-time and 320 part-time staff.
- Staff includes 87 professional librarians with MLIS degrees (Master of Library and Information Science).
- Remaining staff are professionals and support staff in Administration, Branding & Marketing, Community Engagement, Development & Planning, Financial Services, General Services, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Library Operations.
- Includes 13 urban libraries, 11 outlying libraries, and one outreach library.
- Larger libraries offer meeting rooms, conference rooms, children's storyrooms, and art galleries.
- Clark County, Summerlin, West Charleston, West Las Vegas, Whitney, and Windmill Libraries have performing arts centers.
- 658 computers available to the public.