The Bellevue Library was the state's second-busiest in the state in 2011, bested only by the Seattle Public Library's Central Library, according to The Washington List Guy.
A list of Washington's 30 busiest libraries by circulation volume was recently compiled by The Washington List Guy, aka Steve Campion. Campion said he gathered statistics on the number of items checked out at 349 libraries around the state to come up with the ranking, which put the Bellevue library in the No. 2 position with a circulation of 1.61 million items. That's not too far behind the Seattle Public Library's Central Library branch in downtown Seattle, which had a circulation of 1.68 million items in 2011.
The Bellevue Library is the largest library in the King County Library System, is a regional reference center for the KCLS and has more than 325,000 volumes in its collection, including print and electronic formats. Currently, the library's parking lot has been under construction, which has limited the number of meetings and parking through early 2013.
Campion also noted that the entire King County Library System, named the country's busiest library system in 2010, circulated close to 21.8 million items last year. It was followed up by the Seattle's library system, which checked out "only" 11.6 million items.
Other King County libraries in Bellevue include the Newport Way Library, 14250 SE Newport Way, Lake Hills Library, 15590 Lake Hills Blvd., Library Connection @ Crossroads15600 NE 8th St. (inside Crossroads Bellevue shopping center).
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