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.
2014-2015 FY survey data is available in excel and csv formats. There is also a
(data dashboard) of the survey data in excel and PDF format.
The next data collection cycle will begin in November, 2016, and cover the
2015-2016 fiscal year. Last year's survey
questions, instructions, and other guides are now posted here.
The 2016 figures for state aid and dollars for data are now available.
Current (2014-2015 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.