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Welcome to the Library Statistics Program

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is now conducting the Academic Libraries Survey as part of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The Academic Libraries component for IPEDS replaced the previous Academic Libraries Survey, which was collected from degree-granting postsecondary institutions every other year in even-numbered years. The new Academic Libraries component is mandatory and will be collected annually in the spring starting with the 2014-15 data collection cycle. Visit the Academic Libraries Resource page for more information on reporting changes. After the data has gone through the Quality Check process, it will be released via the IPEDS Data Center. Older Academic Libraries Survey data (1996 2012) can still be found under the Library Statistic Program page.

Past information about elementary/secondary public school library media centers is available on the Schools and Staffing Survey website.

The Public Libraries Survey and the State Library Agencies Survey have been done by Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) since October 2007, and IMLS now distributes information about those surveys going back to 1989.

highlight icon of a check mark Recent Publications

February 13, 2014:

Academic Libraries: 2012 First Look

December 31, 2013:

Digest of Education Statistics, 2012

June 13, 2012:

Digest of Education Statistics, 2011

December 13, 2011:

Academic Libraries: 2010 First Look

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