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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.

Statistics Publications

Public Library Statistics

2015 (Excel) 2010 (Excel)​ 2005 (Excel)
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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

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

PUBLibraryStats2015.pdf