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 2017 data files from the PLS, released May 2019, place Connecticut libraries consistently in the top 10 in several categories:
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