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State Library Administrative Agency Survey

Purpose: The State Library Administrative Agencies survey (SLAA) provides descriptive information about state library agencies.

Coverage: The data are collected from the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Content: The data includes state library agency identification, governance, public service hours, service outlets, collections, library service transactions, library development transactions, services to other libraries in the state, allied operations, staff, income, expenditures, and electronic services and information.

Frequency: Collected annually since 1994. After 2010, data collection occurs every two years.

Methods: The data are collected over the Internet via a Web based reporting system.

Use: These data collected are useful to Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), policymakers in the executive and legislative branches of federal and state governments, government and library administrators at the federal, state, and local levels, the American Library Association and its members or customers, library and public policy researchers, the public, journalists, and others.

More about this Survey:

Please note that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) conducted the FY2005 and earlier State Library Agencies Surveys and produced the data files.

Fiscal Year CSV Flat File SAS Access* Documentation
2016 ZIP (29 KB)   ZIP (40 KB)   PDF (1.43 MB)
2014 ZIP (24 KB)   ZIP (47 KB)   PDF (1.9 MB)
2012 1 ZIP (25 KB)   ZIP (45 KB)   PDF (428 KB)
2010   ZIP (27 KB) ZIP (46 KB) ZIP (85 KB) PDF (1,001 KB)
2009   ZIP (24 KB) ZIP (43 KB) ZIP (66 KB) PDF (868 KB)
2008   ZIP (24 KB) ZIP (38 KB) ZIP (66 KB) PDF (653 KB)
2007   ZIP (23 KB) ZIP (37 KB) ZIP (43 KB) PDF (619 KB)
2006   ZIP (24 KB) ZIP (37 KB) ZIP (43 KB) PDF (299 KB)
2005   ZIP (24 KB) ZIP (37 KB) ZIP (46 KB) PDF (362 KB)
2004   ZIP (31 KB) ZIP (57 KB) ZIP (61 KB) PDF (1,097 KB)
2003   ZIP (31 KB) ZIP (47 KB) ZIP (61 KB) PDF (385 KB)
2002   ZIP (30 KB) ZIP (56 KB) ZIP (63 KB) PDF (389 KB)
2001
(Revised)
  ZIP (30 KB) ZIP (46 KB) ZIP (62 KB) PDF (301 KB)
2000   ZIP (30 KB) ZIP (41 KB) ZIP (62 KB) PDF (323 KB)
1999
(Revised)
  ZIP (30 KB)   ZIP (61 KB) PDF (269 KB)
1998
(Revised)
  ZIP (30 KB)   ZIP (58 KB) PDF (180 KB)
1997
(Revised)
      ZIP (56 KB) PDF (174 KB)
1996
(Revised)
      ZIP (57 KB) PDF (179 KB)
1995
(Revised)
      ZIP (47 KB) PDF (178 KB)
1994
(Revised)
      ZIP (49 KB) PDF (183 KB)

* Access files for Fiscal Years 1994-2007 are in Access 97 format. Files from Fiscal Year 2008 to current
are in Access 2000 format.

1 Please read this important notice concerning Connecticut's data (Revised September 2014) (PDF; 177 KB)

If you have questions about the content of the survey files, please email IMLS Staff.