Check out how the Quincy Public Library compares to other major libraries across the state. What you'll find is that Quincy Public Library is a tremendous value and resource to the taxpayers of Quincy, Illinois.
Let's start our comparison with several cities in downstate Illinois. Peoria and Springfield are almost twice the size of Quincy, and Decatur is half again as large.
Total Circulation vs. Total Population
Quincy Public Library's total circulation exceeds that of Springfield and equals that of Decatur. And our circulation rivals that of much larger Peoria.
Staff – Librarians vs. Total Staff
Our staffing levels are comparable to those in Decatur and Springfield, and much less than Peoria.
Quincy-area residents attend programs at their local library nearly three times more often than Peoria, Decatur, and Springfield residents attend programs at their libraries.
Most tellingly, your Quincy Public Library does all of this on a budget one-sixth that of Peoria, and half that of similar sized cities.
Quincy residents are receiving incredible returns on their investment in their library!