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Welcome to the Library Statistics Program

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) began a nation-wide library statistics program in 1989 that now includes the Academic Libraries Survey and the School Library Media Center Survey. Collections, expenditures, services, and staffing are some of the topics covered by these surveys.

Effective October 1, 2007, the Public Libraries Survey and the State Library Agencies Survey have been moved to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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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