Public Library Statistics

Public Library Statistics

The Montana State Library Public Library Annual Statistical Report provides statistics on the status of public libraries in Montana. The submission is an essential standard as outlined in Administrative Rules of Montana 10.102.1150A Public Library Standards: General.These statistics are in turn submitted to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) allowing peer comparisons between libraries of similar variables across the country.

Content: Data includes information about library visits, circulation, size of collections, public service hours, staffing, electronic resources, operating revenues and expenditures and number of service outlets.

Use: These data are used by federal, state and local officials, professional associations, and local practitioners for planning, evaluation, and policy making.

Note: Due to budget cuts and staffing constraints, we are unable to upload the 2017 statistics at this time.  If you are interested in receiving the raw data for a library, please contact Tracy Cook to request a spreadsheet with that data.

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