MILS Statistics

This page contains statistics run by InfoNet staff for the MILS system and directions on how to capture your own.

Statistics Gathered by Maine InfoNet Staff

Checkouts and Renewals

Checkout and renewals for each library, separated by adult and child materials.  These are the numbers for the Annual Survey circulation questions 6.1 and 6.6.  Created from the Web Reports feature of Sierra running a cross tab report comparing item location and patron home library.

Interlibrary Loan

These data are compiled from the Web Management Reports Owning/Home report.    These are the numbers for the Annual Survey questions 4.16 and 4.17.  It counts the number of transactions where the item and patron are from different locations.  Therefore, it does count walk-in borrowing of patrons from other libraries.

Reporting Tools To Gather Your Own #s

MIL’s statistical reporting tools are powerful, but sometimes confusing. As a result, some background information is needed to understand which tool to use and how to use it for various purposes.

Web Management Reports (website)

Web Management Reports ( reports primarily circulation statistics, including interlibrary lending and borrowing statistics. Just point your browser at You can find more information in the online manual.

Sierra Statistics (in the staff module)

The Statistics functionality focuses on collection statistics. If the Statistics function is not visible in your function menu, please submit a ticket to have it enabled for your username. You can find more information regarding the Statistics function in the online manual.


Lending transactions specifically through the MaineCat Inn-Reach system are reported on the MaineCat statistical site.