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The Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Bureau of Library Development compiles public library statistics from the Pennsylvania Public Libraries Annual Reports collected via Bibliostat Collect. These statistics are used to determine eligibility for State Aid to Public Libraries. In addition, these statistics represent Pennsylvania’s public libraries in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) national data collection program for public libraries.

Pennsylvania institution library statistics are compiled and published in the Pennsylvania Library Statistics annual.

Pennsylvania academic library statistics are collected and published in the Pennsylvania Library Statistics annual on even numbered years.

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For additional information, please contact:

Beth Bisbano | Advisor for Research & Statistics
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Library Development
607 South Drive. Forum Building | Harrisburg, PA 17120-0600
Phone: 717.783.5731 | Fax: 717.772.0044 | TTY: 717.783.8445
bbisbano@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us