Ohio Public Library Statistics

Data Spreadsheets

Data spreadsheets are in Excel format and include most of the data collected in the Annual Report of Public Library Statistics to the State Library. Note: The tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet provide additional data. To download and manipulate the data according to your needs, open and save the document onto your computer. If you need assistance, contact Lisa Hickle at the State Library of Ohio at 1-800-686-1532 (Ohio only) or 1-614-644-6920 or

Access Other Ohio Public Library Statistics

You can search for Ohio Public Library Statistics through the State Library catalog.  Or, click here to view and access the archived electronic documents dating back to 2000. Please ask a librarian for help finding print copies of years prior to 2000 in our Ohio Government Documents collection.

National Library Statistics

Annual statistics on U.S. public libraries are available from the National Center for Education Statistics. Data is collected by state library agencies and compiled by NCES with the support of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Division of Governments and the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS). The annual NCES report on U.S. public libraries provides data for the nation, each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and each of 11 population ranges. Major data categories include: library name and address, outlets, staffing, income and expenditures, collections, Internet computers, library visits, circulation, reference questions, interlibrary loan and use of electronic services.

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PLSC Numbers

View a list of PLSC numbers by city.