• 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)

  • Public Libraries in the United States Survey: Fiscal Year 2017, Volume 1

    The FY 2017 Public Libraries Survey (PLS) Report, Volume I discusses the results of our annual survey of public libraries in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and outlying territories and shows changes in how public libraries have served the community across ten years.

  • FY 2019 Office of Museum Services Brochure

    The report provides an overview of IMLS Office of Museum Services in FY 2019, with facts and statistics about OMS funding, areas of impact and special initiatives.

  • FY 2019 Office of Library Services Brochure

    The report provides an overview of IMLS Office of Library Services in FY 2019, with facts and statistics about OMS funding, areas of impact and special initiatives.

  • State Library Administrative Agencies Survey Fiscal Year 2018

    This report provides highlights of the Fiscal Year 2018 State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAA) Survey, which collects financial, staffing, and service information from every SLAA in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

  • State Library Administrative Agencies Survey Fiscal Year 2018

    This report provides highlights of the Fiscal Year 2018 State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAA) Survey, which collects financial, staffing, and service information from every SLAA in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

  • 2019 Annual Performance Report

    The Annual Performance Report presents the agency's program results, key accomplishments, and new initiatives during FY 2019.

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    2019 Annual Financial Report

    The Annual Financial Report details the health of the agency's finances in Fiscal Year 2019.

  • 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Brochure

    The National Medal for Museum and Library Service brochure describes the work of the 2019 recipients of the nation's top award for institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities.

  • Public Libraries in the United States Survey: Fiscal Year 2016

    The Public Libraries in the United States Survey (PLS) examines when, where, and how library services are changing to meet the needs of the public. The FY 2016 PLS report summarizes data on financial health; resources, services and usage; and staffing levels provided by 98 percent of public libraries in the United States.