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Statistics for Connecticut Public Libraries: Overview

Start here for information on obtaining and using library statistics for your library, and for libraries throughout Connecticut and the United States.

Connecticut Public Library Snapshot

  • 169 Towns in Connecticut
  • 165 Principal Public Libraries
  • 4 Towns with no libraries (contract with other towns)
  • 27 Non-Principal Public Libraries
  • 192 Total Public Libraries (counting by administrative unit)
  • 47 Branch Libraries
  • 239 Total Libraries including Branches
  • 4 Libraries have Bookmobiles
  • 243 Total Library “Outlets” (including branches and bookmobiles)

Connecticut's Public Libraries: A Statistical Profile

2015 Statistical Profile

Browse each worksheet by choosing the different tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet. Each worksheet has a filter/sort tool that allows users to choose specific libraries by any variable (including population and wealth) and then sort them by any variable. This is an important tool if you are trying to compare libraries that serve the same size and type of community.

The CT Public Library Annual Report provides the data for this Profile.

Any library administrator wishing a personal tutorial on library statistics and the annual report should contact Tom Newman (see contact information below).


Other Public Library Statistical Information

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This project is funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.

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Interlibrary Loan Statistics

Reporting Statistics:

Public Libraries - use the Annual Report to submit ILL stats.

Academic & Special Libraries - Will no longer report their ILL statistics to the State Library.

ILL Monthly Worksheets (below) - to help libraries keep track of ILL stats

Contact Information

Tom Newman, Library Specialist, Division of Library Development, Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT  06106, 860-757-6573, or Send Email

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