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What are the 50 Largest American Public Library Systems? Part VII

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The forty-first-largest public library in terms of print holdings is the Salt Lake County Library Services. Originally, I ranked the Salt Lake County Library System in a tie for thirty-first place with East Baton Rouge Parish, the Newark Public Library, and the Tulsa City-County Library System.

The statistics I had on hand showed collections of 1,600,000 books, 11,932 electronic books, 218,000 audio materials, and 6,993 print subscriptions. More detailed statistics show collections of 1,649,394 volumes and other print materials, 11,932 eBooks, 170,680 videos, 218,000 audio materials, and 6,993 print subscriptions.

As of June 3, 2014, it reported a collection of 2,066,110 volumes. Salt Lake County Library Services, also known as Salt Lake County Libraries, has nineteen facilities.

The forty-second-largest public library in terms of print holdings is the Seattle Public Library. The statistics I had on hand for the Seattle Public Library showed collections of 2,000,000 books and other print holdings, 3,100 electronic books, 174,000 audio materials, and 4,619 print subscriptions. More detailed statistics show collections of 1,987,848 volumes, 3,100 eBooks, 174,000 audio materials, videos, and 4,619 print subscriptions.

As of April 19, 2014, it reported a collection of 2,266,404 volumes. It has a hideous Central Library in downtown Seattle and twenty-six branches.

The forty-third-largest public library in terms of print holdings is the Harris County Public Library headquartered in Houston, Texas. I had previously ranked it in twenty-ninth place in a tie with the Hennepin County Library, the Dayton Metro Library, and the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh.

The statistics I had on hand for the Harris County Public Library showed collections of 1,800,000 books, 54,404 electronic books, 94,946 audio materials, and 3,307 print subscriptions. More detailed statistics showed collections of 1,799,030 volumes and other print materials, 54,404 electronic books, 119,384 videos, 94,946 audio materials, and 3,307 print subscriptions.

As of June 2, 2014, the H.C.P.L. reported a collection of 2,077,356 volumes. It has the Cy-Fair College Library, the Harris County Law Library, the Lone Star College Tomball Community Library, the Texas Medical Center (T.M.C.) Library, two technology Labs, and twenty-three branches

The forty-fourth-largest public library in terms of print holdings is the Sacramento Public Library. Originally, I ranked it in twenty-eighth place in a tie with the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, the San Antonio Public Library, the Tacoma Public Library, and the Oakland Public Library.

The statistics I had on hand showed collections of 1,900,000 books, 861 electronic books, 85,127 audio materials, and 3,176 print subscriptions. More detailed, though equally dated, statistics show collections of 1,940,363 volumes and other print materials, 861 electronic books, 67,563 videos, 85,127 audio materials, and 3,176 print subscriptions.

As of May 13, 2014, the Sacramento Public Library (S.P.L.) reported a collection of 2,021,227 volumes. The S.P.L. has a Central Library in downtown Sacramento and twenty-seven branches.

The forty-fifth-largest public library in terms of print holdings is the Orange County Public Library. When I started this series in 2012, the Orange County Public Library tied for eighteenth place with the St. Louis County Public Library.

The statistics I had on hand showed collections of 2,800,000 books, no electronic books, 58,061 audio materials, and 4,519 print subscriptions. More detailed statistics show 2,821,237 volumes and other print materials, no eBooks, 58,061 audio materials, 70,284 videos, 4,519 print subscriptions, and four electronic serial subscriptions.

As of May 5, 2014, the Orange County Public Library reported a collection of 2,000,000 volumes. It operates the County Library Administration/Headquarters in Santa Ana; two technology libraries in Costa Mesa and Laguna Beach; three regional libraries; and twenty-nine branch libraries.

The fortieth-sixth-largest public library in terms of print holdings is the Tacoma Public Library in Tacoma, Washington. Originally, I ranked it in twenty-eighth place in a tie with the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, the Sacramento Public Library, the San Antonio Public Library, and the Oakland Public Library.

The statistics I had on hand for the Tacoma Public Library (T.P.L.) showed collections of 1,900,000 books, no electronic books, 47,788 audio materials, and 1,426 print subscriptions. More detailed statistics show collections of 1,888,883 volumes and other print materials, no electronic books, 47,788 audio materials, and 1,426 print subscriptions.

As of May 20, 2014, the T.P.L. reported a collection of 1,934,387 volumes. The Tacoma Public Library has a Main Library in downtown Tacoma, which is a Carnegie Library that opened in 1903; two regional libraries; and five neighborhood branches.

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