Facts About WFL

Facts about WFL

Some Facts about the library

Guiding Principle

By taking a proactive, affirmative approach to innovation, the WFL will strive to remain a community gathering place as well as a leader among public libraries.

There are 17,452 Wellesley residents with library cards.  The Library is open 7 days a week.  There are 221,960 books in the Library’s collection, 17,984 DVDs, 19,486 music CDs and audio books, 171,292 eBooks and 11,958 downloadable audio books.  The Library  subscribes to 212 magazines and 103 databases.


A Year in the Life of Wellesley Free Library

This is what happened at the Wellesley Free Library from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016

  • 335,190 people of all ages walked through the doors. each had an individual reason for visiting the Library;
  • 739,316 items were checked out or renewed;
  •  511,481 of items circulated were books;
  • 86,184 questions were answered by the Reference Staff – by phone, email and through the website;
  • 23,290 children attended 570 children’s programs;
  • 1098 middle school students attended 75 programs;
  • 6,929 people attended 559 general interest programs and computer classes;
  • 240 volunteers donated 10,414 hours to shelve books, teach in our ESL program, and do other important support activities;
  • 62 full and part-time employees worked to serve you,