Idaho Public Library Statistics

Date Statistics Documents
FY 2020

FY 2020 Statistics (excel)

FY 2020 Statistics (pdf)

The Idaho Commission for Libraries annually releases Idaho Public Library Statistics, a compilation of statistical data from all Idaho public libraries.   Statistical data submitted by Idaho’s public libraries are of great use to local, regional, state, and federal decision makers who have responsibility for ensuring that these vital, publicly funded institutions remain able to provide the very best programs and services for all the people of Idaho.  These library statistics are helpful when librarians and trustees want to:
  • Track their own library activity from year to year
  • Compare information from libraries of similar size or governance structure
  • Obtain statistics to support budget requests
  • Analyze the needs of their community
  • Plan how the library will serve the community in the future
Idaho Public Library Statistics Archives

Public Library Statistics Collection Training

There have been several changes made to the FY2021 Idaho Public Library Statistical Survey.  To learn about these changes, along with basics of submitting the annual survey, please watch this training webinar.

There was also a prior training webinar in May 2021 that went over the survey question changes.

National Websites

imls.gov Institute of Museums and Library Services
geolib.org GEOLib Florida State University Library Mapping and Census Data
lrs.org Colorado State Library links to Most States Public Library Data
nces.ed.gov National Center for Education Statistics.
census.gov U.S. Census Bureau
dataferrett.census.gov DataWeb Data Ferrett  This is the best source for useful, portable demographics  Check it out!  FN

Please contact Kevin Tomlinson, Public Library Consultant and State Data Coordinator, at kevin.tomlinson@libraries.idaho.gov, OR (208) 639-4177 if you have any problems or questions.