May 27, 2022

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Releases Data From 2017 Public Libraries Survey

From IMLS:

The Institute of Museum and Library Services today released the latest data from its 2017 Public Libraries Survey. The Public Libraries Survey examines key indicators of public library use, financial health, staffing, and resources.

Direct to 2017 Data

Direct to All IMLS Public Library Survey Data (1992-)

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