Boston's public libraries

The Boston Public Library Board of Trustees approved a plan to close four neighborhood branches - the Faneuil branch in Brighton's Oak Square, Lower Mills in Dorchester, Orient Heights in East Boston, and Washington Village in South Boston's Old Colony housing development. The closing branches are highlighted in red on the map. Roll over each location to see the traffic data of branches.
SOURCE: Boston Public Library
NOTE: Brighton branch was closed for 2009 and 2008 numbers are used; Mattapan was closed for 4 weeks; South End was closed for 12 weeks; Fields Corner was closed for 2 weeks; West Roxbury was closed for 4 weeks; and Grove Hall was closed 4 weeks. Computer usage and wireless sessions are based on Nov. 2009 sample.
Andrew Ryan, Daigo Fujiwara/ Globe Staff
BranchSize (sq. ft.)CollectionNumber of computersItems borrowedFoot traffic for 2009Yearly computer usageNumber of programsProgram attendanceMonthly wireless sessions
West Roxbury24,200112,90014139,460129,6089,6004815,675429
West End9,70042,00010155,387143,56622,6562924,813264
Washington Village1,50027,000830,35662,6899,4081622,41875
Uphams Corner6,30044,2001233,88248,84314,4123121,76066
South End10,80047,2001062,21185,98216,7522695,67220
South Boston10,70062,1501296,21294,45714,0404617,672148
Roslindale13,90070,20012102,43187,20616,1282968,015129
Parker Hill10,20040,6001035,48652,73614,2081931,890219
Orient Heights3,10034,100758,28138,6657,6442601,59178
North End8,20039,100972,63679,99614,3522354,880591
Mattapan21,00041,0002887,44644,01748,9482013,27488
Lower Mills8,00059,7501358,62085,06214,8802342,812289
Jamaica Plain9,60052,35012163,16490,11013,5602604,302235
Hyde Park23,00089,60017106,045116,96923,36467813,213216
Honan-Allston20,00074,00017161,38293,08221,4325155,014586
Grove Hall21,00044,2003059,01837,60640,8001292,55961
Fields Corner9,70064,9001476,56183,81718,7444412,850418
Faneuil7,60047,20012151,23269,11613,1282094,198107
Egleston Square6,80042,0001229,07147,24215,1802073,240130
East Boston13,00062,9001184,52581,00018,8642235,066277
Dudley21,000109,0002653,898116,18216,7643536,977650
Copley Square930,00020,825,900781,240,0771,598,887188,52083619,04310,541
Connolly9,70044,4001180,98161,5669,6365488,618196
Codman Square20,30088,9001757,711113,50024,7923124,482480
Charlestown10,30056,3001385,24277,38810,4644357,229142
Brighton22,40076,90014125,440n/an/a1851,870n/a
Adams Street7,20052,00013105,28169,89212,960101834122