IMLS Public Libraries
Public libraries represent libraries participating in the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences Public Library Survey during Fiscal Year 2019. Library locations are represented as point locations corresponding to the library address.
Two-letter American National Standards Institute (ANSI) State Code
Library identification code assigned by IMLS
Library identification code assigned by the state. IMLS assigns the FSCSKEY to this field if the state did not assign a code
Name of library (administrative entity)
Street address of administrative entity
City or town (of street address) of administrative entity
Standard five-digit postal zip code (of street address) of administrative entity
Four-digit postal zip code extension (of street address) of administrative entity.
Mailing address of administrative entity
City or town (of mailing address) of administrative entity
Standard five-digit postal zip code (of mailing address) of administrative entity
Four-digit postal zip code extension (of mailing address) of administrative entity
County in which the headquarters of the administrative entity is physically located
Telephone number, in following format: area code/exchange/number (for example, 7037315072)
FSCS Public Library Definition (Public library system meets all criteria the definition.)
Population of the Legal Service Area
ALA-MLS Librarians. Number of FTE paid librarians with master's degrees from programs of library and information studies accredited by the American Library Association.
Total number of FTE employees holding the title of librarian.
All other paid FTE employees.
Total paid FTE employees (i.e., sum of LIBRARIA and OTHPAID).
Operating revenue from local government
Operating revenue from state government
Operating revenue from federal government
Other operating revenue (i.e., operating revenue not included in LOCGVT, STGVT, and FEDGVT)
Total operating revenue (i.e., sum of LOCGVT, STGVT, FEDGVT, and OTHINCM)
Salaries and wages for all library staff
Employee benefits for all library staff
Total staff expenditures (i.e., sum of SALARIES and BENEFIT)
Operating expenditures for print materials (including books, current serial subscriptions, government documents, and any other print acquisitions)
Operating expenditures for electronic (digital) materials (including ebooks, e-serials, government documents, databases, electronic files, reference tools, scores, maps, or pictures, including materials digitized by the library)
Operating expenditures for all other library materials (microform, audio, video, DVD, and new formats)
Total expenditures on library collection (i.e., sum of PRMATEXP, ELMATEXP, and OTHMATEX)
Other operating expenditures (i.e., operating expenditures not included in STAFFEXP and TOTEXPCO)
Total operating expenditures (i.e., sum of STAFFEXP, TOTEXPCO, and OTHOPEXP)
Local government capital revenue
State government capital revenue
Federal government capital revenue
Other capital revenue (i.e., capital revenue not included in LCAP_REV, SCAP_REV, and OCAP_REV)
Total capital revenue (i.e., sum of LCAP_REV, SCAP_REV, FCAP_REV, and OCAP_REV)
Total capital expenditures
Print materials (including books and government documents)
Electronic Books (E-books) (digital documents, including non-serial government documents in digital format)
Audio - physical units (including records, audiocassettes, audio cartridges, audio discs—including audio-CD-ROMS, audio reels, talking books, and other sound recordings)
Audio - downloadable units
Video - physical units (including video tapes, DVDs, video CD-ROMs, etc.)
Video - downloadable units
Local/Other electronic collections
State electronic collections
Total electronic collections
Current print serial subscriptions
Total annual public service hours for all service outlets
Total annual library visits
Total annual reference transactions
Total annual circulation transactions
Total annual circulation (including renewals) of all children's materials in all formats to all users
Use of Electronic Materials – The total annual circulation of all electronic materials
Physical item circulation – The total annual circulation of all physical library materials of all types, including renewals.
Successful retrieval of electronic information – The number of full-content units or descriptive records examined, downloaded, or otherwise supplied to user, from online library resources that require user authentication but do not have a circulation period.
Electronic content use – The total annual count of the circulation of electronic materials and the successful retrieval of electronic information
Total annual count of physical item circulation, circulation of electronic material and successful retrieval of electronic information