Texas Public Library Statistics
Texas Local Public Library Statistics
We gratefully acknowledge the tremendous effort made by all Texas public librarians and their cooperation in collecting and reporting the data every year!
All charts open either as weblinks or Microsoft Excel Workbook (.xlsx.) files.
2019 Individual Library Statistics and Comparison Charts
2019-All Statistics from all reporting libraries
2019-Br Branch statistics only
2018 Individual Library Statistics and Comparison Charts
2018-All (Texas LibPAS) Statistics from all reporting libraries
2018-Br (Texas LibPAS) Branch statistics only
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 (Texas LibPAS)
Branch statistics available upon request.
Texas Public Library Five Year Trend Charts - individual library trends 2014-2019
Local Library Statistics Prior to 2012
2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996
Texas Statewide Public Library Statistics
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Statewide Five Year Trends - statewide totals 2014-2019
The information found on this page is from the Texas Public Libraries Annual Report submitted by public libraries in Texas. The statistics reflect each library's local fiscal year, defined as the fiscal year which includes January 1st. The membership year noted in the statistics refers to the State Fiscal Year. "Member" indicates that the library met the criteria for accreditation in the Texas Library System, individually or as part of a federated library system (FLS).
Webinars and Presentations
Using Texas Public Library Statistics in Reports and Presentations
Original air date October 10, 2019
Library Statistics Specialist Valicia Greenwood and Program Coordinator Stacey Malek quickly survey local and national data resources and then demonstrate how to take the Public Libraries Annual Report information and create reports. Handout; Slides
TWU TLCART Data Sources for Public Libraries - Webinar for Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng’s TLCART program, September 11, 2019. LDN colleagues Valicia Greenwood, Library Statistics Specialist, and Cindy Fisher, Digital Inclusion Consultant, present resources and ways to use local, statewide and national data to better understand your library’s community. Slides and handout.
Data with Meaning: Connect with Your Stakeholders Using Statistics Slides from Hands on Lab at TLA 2019, Austin Convention Center. Austin, TX April 17, 2019. Click for handout.
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