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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 2013-2014 FY survey data is now available. It is available in excel and csv formats. There is also a summary sheet of the survey data in excel and PDF format.

The Summary Handouts for new items in the Library Commission's budget request for the 2016 and 2017 fiscal years are now available. These include eReads, the Edge Initiative, Student Internships, Online Self-Directed Education, and a General Handout.

Public Library Survey through Bibliostat™ Collect

The 2013-2014 FY survey is now closed.

Nebraska Library Commission's Supplemental Survey

State Aid to Public Libraries and Dollars for Data

The 2015 figures for state aid and dollars for data are now available.

Library Statistical Data and Maps

Current (2013-2014 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.