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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

Public 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

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.  

Library 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

Academic 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).

Association of College and Research Libraries:  Includes statistical summaries from over 1,300 institutions. A members-only section allows access to the complete data set.                 

Library 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 Education's National 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 schools.    

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.