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Library Data Services

The Nebraska Library Commission collects statistical data about public libraries and produces a variety of data products. Library Data Services is responsible for implementing the annual Public Library Survey, assisting Nebraska libraries in submitting the data, and reporting some of this information to the appropriate federal agencies.  Library Data Services also provides information and data in support of Library Commission administrative, planning, and evaluation activities.


The preliminary 2017-2018 FY public library survey data is now available in excel and csv formats.

Public Library Survey through Bibliostat™ Collect

The next data collection cycle will begin in November, 2019, and covers the 2018-2019 fiscal year. 

Nebraska Library Commission's Supplemental Survey

State Aid to Public Libraries and Dollars for Data

The 2016 figures for state aid and dollars for data are now available.

Library Statistical Data and Maps

Current (2017-2018 FY) and historical (from 1999) data is available. Library maps are available by service population, library system, and legislative district. Maps contain links to additional library information.

Data Resources and Displays

For more information, contact Sam Shaw.