2018 Library highlights


Each year Joondalup Libraries wrap up all the statistics for the year – tracking loans, visitors, attendees, and stock to name a few. Some of the numbers achieved in 2018 are astounding.

  • 2,249 events were held with 39,921 attendees
  • 1.34 million items were borrowed from the library
  • 3.1 million pages were browsed on the library catalogue

To all of you who supported your local library and contributed to these numbers, thank you.

Libraries also keep track of what’s hot each year. In 2018, Lee Child and Michael Connelly remained very popular for a second year running with four and two books respectively in the adult fiction top 10. Interestingly, nine of the top 10 books are Mystery/Thrillers with only one being a Romance/Relationships genre. This goes to prove we mostly love a good thrill.

Roald Dahl’s The BFG shows that the classics can’t be beaten with children. Movies and audio held steady with the Wiggles and Beauty and the Beast taking top honors again.

Did you miss out on a great read last year. Review the infographic of the 2018 Top lists.