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Statistics for Connecticut Public Libraries: Annual Report

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

Annual Report Information

The Annual Report for 2016

All Connecticut public libraries, including non-principal public libraries, are expected to complete the Statistical Survey before the deadline of November 15, 2016. The Survey is the source for all information provided to the federal government (IMLS) regarding public libraries in Connecticut. The Survey is also the source of information for Connecticut's Public Libraries: A Statistical Profile and other resources available in this Guide.

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

How to Complete the Survey"Because CT's Libraries Want to Remain Ahead of the Curve"  Libraries Transform

  • No Bibliostat this year. When you are ready to complete the survey, download the Excel (.xlsx) report form (available below) and return it when completed.
  • A list of the questions and instructions are provided below.
  • Scared of Excel?  Problems using the report form?  Contact me!  I can provide assistance and I have alternative forms for Open Office users, Excel 2003 (xls) users, web-browser lovers (Google Drive), memory-challenged computers, and those who just can't get the form to work.

Report Form, List of Questions, Instructions

State Aid for FY2017

State Aid funding for FY2017 has been suspended

  • There will be no State Aid payments made in FY2016-2017. 
  • Connecticut public libraries are still required, by statute (CGS  Sec. 11-25 (a)), to submit an Annual Report.
  • Should funding continue next year, the maintenance of effort requirement will be in force.  Your library's expected FY2018 town appropriation should not be less than the average of the three previous years or you will not be eligible for a State Aid payment in January, 2018.
  • borrowIT CT (Ccard) funding has not been affected by this suspension, but only those libraries that submit their Annual Report by the deadline will be eligible for borrowIT reimbursement payments.

researchIT CT One Click Digital E-Content Circulation

These circulation statistics for each public library will be provided for you in the Annual Report.

Interlibrary Loan Statistics

Reporting Interlibrary Loan 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
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