Last fiscal year (July 1st, 2008 through June 30th, 2009) Berkeley County Library System staff checked out 590,175 items to its customers. That is more than half a million books, music cds, audios books, dvds, etc. Wow! It is an increase over the previous fiscal year of 30.47%.
The number of people actually coming into the branches increased by 25.33%. Four hundred and ninety-six-thousand-nine-hundred-and-thirteen people came visited the library's six locations.
Fifteen thousand more people used the library's computers.