Library Systems Database

Source: Gannett News Service, 2008

Use the database to search for trends affecting public library systems between 2002 and 2006. To get started, choose a state and then a county. Select a library system from the list to learn more about changes in circulation of items such as books and videos, number of visits to the library, operating expenses and the number of computers for public use. The reports on each system include general demographic information about the counties where those libraries are located.

You can compare how your local library system with others across the country by looking at these reports:
Public library systems with the highest circulation per capita
Public library systems with the most Internet-capable public computers per capita
Public library systems with the largest operating expenses per capita

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