2017 in Review

We have just about two weeks left in 2017. As each year closes, we in the Library think about what our members liked and used the most in our collection and services.

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Our Main Reading Room during a rare moment without members filling each nook.

 

Although we know we’ll have different numbers by the end of the month, here are our statistics for 2017 through December 15.

  • Our Members continue to appreciate a good read:
    • 268 members registered for RB Digital.
      • RB Digital is our ebook, eaudio, emagazine service – which is free with Club membership.
      • 569 members have signed up since we got our subscription in 2016 and we hope to see even more members register in 2018.
    • 3,369 were eMagazines were checked out.
      • The Economist was by far the favorite, with 1006 issues checked out
    • 432 ebooks and audiobooks were checked out.
      • Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, was our most popular title, circulating 32 times.
    • 1818 print books have been checked out of the Library.
      • Mysteries, General Fiction, and Biography make up the bulk of our checkouts.
    • 170 material requests were fulfilled.
  • Our members also continue to enjoy the culture New York and the Club has to offer:
    • More than 300 visits were made to the Whitney and the Museum of Modern Art using our corporate cards.
    • Members (and a guest) enjoyed the Jewish Museum and Studio Museum in Harlem whenever they wanted, just by showing their membership cards at the entrance.
    • Three exhibitions presented over the year celebrated the centennial of one of Yale’s most prominent graduates, the rich collections at Yale, and the 500th anniversary of a major shift in western culture:

While we love all these numbers, what we notice most is that there are still members out there not making enough use of the Library and its services. If you did not visit us this year, find is in 2018, and make your Library work for you.

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