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Rural Libraries in America: An Infographic Overview

Cover of Rural Libraries in America: An Infographic Overview

Rural libraries serve approximately 30 million Americans, helping their communities solve persistent challenges with broadband access. This summary, and its accompanying State Data Tables, updates a 2013 IMLS report that used Public Libraries Survey (PLS) data to present analyses based on the FY 2017 PLS, with some comparisons to FY 2008.
State Detail Tables Worksheet (XLSX, 84 KB)
State Detail Tables (PDF, 163 KB)

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