November 27, 2015

Texas Public Libraries: Economic Benefits and Return on Investment Report Released

From the Library Developments Blog (Texas State Library and Archives Commission): 

Did you know that for every $1.00 invested in public libraries around the state, Texans receive  $4.42 worth of library services and value in return?  Or that Texas public libraries provide over $2.4 billion dollars in economic benefit statewide?  Get more useful facts and information from the recently-completed study Texas Public Libraries: Economic Benefits and Return on Investment.


The study was prepared for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Texas, Austin.

The 224 page report is available (full text or by chapter) TSL web site.

We’ve also embedded a copy below.

Many thanks to David Bigwood (Catalogblog) for the news tip.

Texas Public Libraries Return on Investment Study Available by LJ's infoDOCKET

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