Then and Now

How Hopkinton Public Library has changed in 45 years…

The most recent renovation and expansion of Hopkinton’s Library took place in 1967, when Hopkinton’s population totaled 5,659 residents. Since then, the Library building has remained unchanged.

1968 2012
Hopkinton’s Population 5,659 residents 15,812 residents (Projected to be 20,820 residents by 2030)
Library Square Footage 5,783 s.f. 5,783 s.f.
Open Hours 25 hours/week 47 hours/week
Annual Circulation (loans) 61,795 144,358 (includes electronic resources and web renewals)
Interlibrary Loan (Items Borrowed from Other Libraries) Not available 14,521
Items Borrowed by Hopkinton Cardholders at Other Network Libraries (includes Milford, Southborough, and Westborough, but excludes Ashland and Holliston) Unknown 15,402 (between May 26, 2012 and May 6, 2013)
Operating Budget $26,061 $341,882 + $17,540 for maintenance and utilities
Yearly Attendance 29,635 visits 62,634 visits
Number of Adult, Teen & Children’s Programs Offered 2 programs 155 programs (approximately 13 per month)
Computer Stations 0 6
Collection Size 17,500 40,177 items (print collection only)
55,032 items (digital and print collection combined)