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Statistics & Research: Public Libraries and Librarian

CURRENT statistics from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (2009 most recently published year)1 and national comparisons from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (Fiscal Year 2008 most recently published year)2
 

Texas Data1

 Number of Public Libraries: 561
Additional Number of Branches, Bookmobiles: 314
Total Outlets: 875
Population Served: 22,662,384
Circulation: 116,142,859
Gate Count: 78,985,500
Reference Transactions: 16,398,183
Volumes & Serials Held: 24,612,586
FTE Library Staff: 5,474
Operating Expenditures: $445,448,490
Total income (all sources) per capita (average): $20.12

 National Comparison Data2

Total Operating Revenue per capita: $19.68
Texas ranks 48th out of 51 (includes District of Columbia)

Total State Operating Revenue per capita: $0.23
Texas ranks 41st out of 51 (includes District of Columbia)

Total Local Operating Revenue per capita: $19.07
Texas ranks 42nd out of 51 (includes District of Columbia)


2008 statistics from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (2008 most recently published year)1 and national comparisons from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (Fiscal Year 2007 most recently published year)2

Texas Data1
 

Number of Public Libraries: 563
Additional Number of Branches, Bookmobiles: 315
Total Outlets: 878
Population Served: 22,266,111
Circulation: 109,262,532
Gate Count: 73,978,740
Reference Transactions: 15,805,910
Volumes Held: 23,552,953
FTE Library Staff: 5,615
Operating Expenditures: $439,972,169
Total income (all sources) per capita (average): $20.21
 

National Comparison Data2
 

Total Operating Revenue per capita: $19.28
Texas ranks 48th out of 51 (includes District of Columbia)

Total State Operating Revenue per capita: $0.13
Texas ranks 44th out of 51 (includes District of Columbia)

Total Local Operating Revenue per capita: $18.36
Texas ranks 43rd out of 51 (includes District of Columbia)

Statistics
1.Statewide data sets from public libraries are collected every year by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The information is very extensive and includes totals and comparisons for programming, services, expenditures, and revenues.

2. National data are compiled by the Institute for Museum and Library Services each year. The information is very extensive and includes totals and comparisons for programming, services, expenditures, and revenues.

For additional information, contact Gloria Meraz.


Created on Apr 6, 2010 | Last updated October 06, 2010