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.

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.

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

Statistics & Accreditation;
(Toll-free in Texas)

Valicia Greenwood
Library Data Coordinator

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

Page last modified: October 1, 2020