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).
June 13, 2012:Digest of Education Statistics, 2011
December 13, 2011:Academic Libraries: 2010 First Look
December 13, 2011:Documentation for the Academic Libraries Survey (ALS) Public Use Data File - Fiscal 2010
April 5, 2011:Digest of Education Statistics, 2010