To meet the informational, educational, recreational and cultural reading and viewing needs and expectations of all citizens and population groups in the community, using a wide array of library formats and materials and a trained and dedicated staff.
The Clearwater Public Library System provides a variety of services, collections and programs to meet the needs of Clearwater's 107,000 residents. Over 74,000 Clearwater residents have a library card; 35,000 Clearwater residents used their library card last year. A member of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative, together we serve over 190,000 registered Pinellas County resident and tourist cardholders. We are community centers open to the public 204 hours a week. The Library's five branches are staffed by 73.6 FTE on a $5.8 million budget.
Last year, librarians and library staff
» presented over 1,000 programs for over 27,000 adults and children
» welcomed over 770,000 visitors through our doors
» maintained a collection of over 600,000 books, movies, cds, audiobooks, and other materials
» circulated over 800,000 physical items & provided over 10,000 eBooks, e-magazines, and mp3 downloads
» answered over 90,000 reference questions
» provided over 689 hours of technology assistance
» offered the public over 160,000 Internet sessions
|MAIN||1916 (NEW 2004)||90,000 ft²||304,978||26,162||299 hours||95,886|
|EAST||1985||15,000 ft²||270,529||21,633||323 hours||39,333|
|COUNTRYSIDE||1988||15,000 ft²||278,157||34,687||268 hours||30,839|
|NORTH GREENWOOD||1961 (NEW 2003)||8,100 ft²||41,861||3,362||140 hours||8,546|
|BEACH||1950 (NEW 2008)||1,700 ft²||17,096||4,313||138 hours||4,544|