Public Library Accreditation and Statistics

Annual Report


Public Library Statistics

Statistical Resources

Texas Public Libraries Annual Report

Thank you to all of the Texas public librarians who participate in this survey! The reporting window is now closed.

Information that is collected: Texas Public Libraries Annual Report.

Forms are available in PDF format.  PDF requires a free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Application and Accreditation Forms

All reports must be electronically submitted online through LibPAS, the data collection portal.  Emails containing user credentials were sent directly to library directors in mid-March. If there has been a change in leadership, and/or this email was not received, please contact staff at

The due date remains April 30, 2023. Libraries are encouraged to submit the report by March 31, 2023, to allow staff sufficient time to process over 500 reports that will be received.

Local Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report Blank Worksheet (PDF)

2022 Application Form for Accreditation (PDF)

Indirect Cost Information
Indirect costs can be included when a library fails to meet Maintenance of Effort. 
Indirect Cost Examples
Indirect Cost Documentation Sample

Accreditation Appeal:  Public libraries that do not meet certain accreditation criteria have the option to appeal loss of accreditation to the Library Systems Act (LSA) advisory board.  If you believe your library may need to appeal loss of accreditation, please contact LDN staff at for instructions and assistance with this process.

Training Links

Additional Information/Presentation Links

Get it Together! Preparing for the 2023 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report
Live Webinar: Tuesday, Nov 7 2023, 2 - 3pm CT
The end of the library’s local fiscal year 2023 is a great time to pull together reports and statistics that will be needed to complete the next Annual Report. Having the information at your fingertips will make completing the online report quicker and easier. Join Library Data Coordinator Valicia Greenwood as she discusses all parts of the report, walks through the requirements for and value of library accreditation, and answers any questions you may have. If you cannot join the live webinar, registering now will make certain that you receive the recording link and any handouts shortly after the webinar airs.

One Report to "Rule" Them All:  Budget, Planning, and Library Accreditation.  
Presentation at the Texas Library Association 2023 Annual Conference, April 2023.

Get Started with the 2022 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report 
Webinar. Original air date January 10, 2023.  Slides; Handout

Contact Information

Current Library Directory

Accreditation & Statistics
(Toll-free in Texas)

Valicia Greenwood
Library Data Coordinator

Taylor Gardner
Research Support Specialist

Erica McCormick
LD Program Coordinator

Page last modified: October 3, 2023