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Statistics for Connecticut Public Libraries: Statistical Profile

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

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Connecticut Public Library Snapshot. 169 Towns in Connecticut. 165 Principal Public Libraries. 4 Towns with no libraries (contract with other towns). 25 Non-Principal Public Libraries. 190 Total Public Libraries (counting by administrative unit). 45 Branch Libraries. 235 Total Libraries including Branches. 5 Libraries have Bookmobiles. 240 Total Library “Outlets” (including branches and bookmobiles)

State Data Coordinator

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Maria Bernier
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Middletown Library Service Center
786 South Main St.
Middletown, CT 06457
860-704-2204

Connecticut's Public Libraries: A Statistical Profile

2021 Statistical Profile: July 2020 to June 2021. Released January 13, 2022

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

Data organized by library and by municipality:

Use the filter/sort tool in the Statistical Profile 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. To make your own charts from this profile, go to the Chart & Report Creators page.

Statewide data representing all CT public libraries:

These statewide numbers come from the FY2021 Statistical Profile - look there for much more detail.

15,533,517

Total Circulation

4.31

Circulation Per Capita

11,554,144

Total Print Collection

74.1%

Books as % of all circulation

23.9%

E-content as % of all circulation

4,687,275

Total Library Visits

36.7%

Percent of state population with library cards

1,417,815

Total Reference Transactions

428,684

Uses of Internet Workstations

51,699

Total Library Programs & Recordings

1,642,271

Total Program Attendance & Views

43,991

Virtual Programs (Live & Recorded) for 1,496,343 Attendees & Views

$56.66

Operating Expenditures Per Capita

$57.45

Operating Income Per Capita

1.15%

Percent of Total Municipal Revenue That Goes to Libraries

Earlier Versions of the Statistical Profile

All the raw data from all libraries in that year. If you need data from prior to 2010, contact Maria Bernier at maria.bernier@ct.gov.

Long-Term Data and Trends

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