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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 2017 public library survey data is now available. The next data collection cycle will begin in November, 2018. For more information, check out our Bibliostat Collect page.

The 2016-2017 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, 2018, and covers the 2017-2018 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 (2015-2016 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.