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Statistics for Connecticut Public Libraries: Finding Stats On the Web

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

National Library Statistics on the Web

Each year, the Institute of Museum and Library Services collects data "from approximately 9,000 public libraries with approximately 17,000 individual public library outlets (main libraries, branches, and bookmobiles) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and outlying territories" through the Public Libraries Survey (PLS).

All states submit data about services, staffing, income and expenditures. The data from the Connecticut Public Library Survey is submitted to IMLS by the State Library each April.

How does Connecticut rank?

The 2019 data files from the PLS, released May 2021, place Connecticut libraries consistently in the top 10 in several categories:

libraries remain ahead of the curve

Connecticut (and U.S.) Community Demographic and Socioeconomic Data

Contact Information

State Data Coordinator

Maria Bernier
Division of Library Development, Connecticut State Library
786 South Main St.
Middletown, CT 06457

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