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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 2014-2015 FY survey data is available in excel and csv formats. There is also a summary (data dashboard) of the survey data in excel and PDF format.

Public Library Survey through Bibliostat™ Collect

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.

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 (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.

Data Resources and Displays

For more information, contact Sam Shaw.