This year has been one of maintaining our high-profile digital connections which grew in the depths of COVID, while also returning to our face-to-face services across the library network. Our digital collections in public libraries generated 2,504,392 loans along with over 10 million physical loans, while our State Library’s digital collections and research guides were accessed over 500,000 times during the year. This online access was complemented by the strongest physical visitation numbers to the State Library since 2019. While our visits have not returned to pre-Covid levels, we continue to provide services that are well used by our communities.
Along with the usual work that generates such performance statistics, the Libraries Board has been busy on a few fronts. These include:
Bruce Linn AM
Libraries Board of South Australia
2020-21 Annual Report | From the Chair | Overview: About the agency | The agency's performance | Financial performance | Risk Management | Reporting required under other acts or regulations | Public complaints