Library Research & Statistics
PA Public Library Statistics
The Office of Commonwealth Libraries
collects, edits and disseminates statistical information on public libraries in
the state. This information is shared with the Institute of Museum and Library
Services and is part of a national effort to collect library data.
Public Library Statistics
PA Public Library Service Area Data
libraries in Pennsylvania provide library service to the municipalities
that make up their service area. The U.S. Census Bureau population
figures are used to determine the population of the library's service area
and to analysis the demographics of each library community.
PA Public Libraries at a Glance
Other Library Statistical Information
- Institutional Library Statistics
- Academic Library Statistics
ALA Office for Research Statistics: Click on 'reports' to find the latest survey information and findings. Click on
'statistics' to find just that.
Research Service, Colorado Department of Education: This site has a wealth of information for libraries of all types.
National Center for Education
Statistics - Library Statistics Program: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) began a nation-wide library
statistics program in 1989. As of October 1, 2007, the Public Library
Survey was moved to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Institute of Museum and Library Statistics: The Public
Libraries Survey and the State Library Agencies Survey have been done by IMLS since
October 2007, and IMLS now distributes information about those surveys going
back to 1989.
Academic Library Statistics
Libraries: 2010 First Look
: Published by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Academic
Libraries: 2010 First Look summarizes services, staff, collections,
and expenditures of academic libraries in 2- and 4-year, degree-granting
postsecondary institutions in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.Academic Library Peer Comparison Tool: From the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
of College and Research Libraries: Includes statistical summaries from over 1,300 institutions. A members-only section
allows access to the complete data set.
Statistics Program - Academic Libraries: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) collects data biennially
from about 3,700 degree-granting postsecondary institutions in order to provide an overview of academic libraries nationwide and by state.
School Library Statistics
Common Core of Data (CCD)
: The Common Core of Data (CCD) is a program of the U.S. Department of
Center for Education Statistics that annually collects fiscal and
non-fiscal data about all public schools, public school districts and state
education agencies in the United States.
Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS)
: The SASS survey system collects data on teacher demand and shortage, teacher
and administrator characteristics, school programs, and general conditions in
special Library statistics
State Library Administrative Agency Survey: The State
Library Agencies survey (SLAA) provides descriptive information about state library
agencies collected from the 50 states and the District of Columbia.