Library staff talk about “power users,” those patrons who visit several times a week, use many services, and check out lots of books and AV materials.
I recently saw the results of a study done at an Ohio library that found that 8.3% of their patrons accounted for 61% of their circulation. Wow….they have some real power users there!
We don’t have corresponding statistics but I would guess our power users don’t account for that large a percentage of our total circulation. Of course it begs the question of “what defines a power user?” Library staff might say, we can’t define them, but we know them when we see them!
Come visit and check out as many or as few materials as you want. You can be a power user….or just a regular user!
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