Public Library Accreditation and Statistics

Annual Report


Public Library Statistics

Statistical Resources


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.

2020 Individual Library Statistics and Comparison Charts
Statistics from all reporting libraries

Central Library Statistics: 2020    2019    2018     2017     2016    2015    2014    2013    2012 
Branch Library Statistics  2020b  2019b  2018b  2017b  2016b  2015b 2014b  2013b  2012b

Texas Public Library Five Year Trend Charts  - individual library trends 2015-2020

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

2019  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 2015-2020

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). 

Training Links

Use the Numbers!  Using Public Library Data in Engaging Presentations
This is a three-part presentation that offers a way to craft a persuasive message while using Texas public library data.  View individual segments by clicking on the links below.  Online courseHandout
Part 1:  The Message:  video (6:28); slides
Part 2:  The Data: video (8:32);  slides
Part 3:  Presentation Tips:  video (7:12);  slides

NOTE:  if you wish to earn CE credit and be able to print a certificate of completion for viewing the recording, follow instructions here.

Contact Information

Current Library Directory

Accreditation & Statistics;
(Toll-free in Texas)

Valicia Greenwood
Library Data Coordinator

Erica McCormick
LD Program Coordinator
Jennifer Peters
Director, Library Development and Networking Division

Page last modified: November 16, 2021