Purpose: The State Library Administrative Agency (SLAA) survey provides descriptive information about state library agencies.
Coverage: The data are collected from 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Content: The data includes information on 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 other related information.
Frequency: Collected annually since 1994. Since 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.
Please note that the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) conducted the SLAAs Surveys and produced the data files between Fiscal Year (FY) 1994 and FY 2005.
|Fiscal Year||Data Files||Documentation||Report|
|2022||CSV (CSV, 122 KB), SAS (ZIP, 91 KB), SPSS (SAV, 688 KB)||PDF (2.3 MB)|
|2020||CSV (CSV, 151 KB), SAS (ZIP, 1.04 MB), SPSS (SAV, 393 KB)||PDF (2.3 MB)||SLAA Adaptations in the Initial Months of COVID-19 (May 2022)
Roles and Functions of SLAAs; 2000 and 2020 (Nov 2021)
|2018||CSV (CSV, 164 KB), SAS (ZIP, 58 KB), SPSS (SAV, 253 KB)||PDF (3 MB)||Report|
|2016||CSV (ZIP, 29 KB), SAS (ZIP, 40 KB)||PDF (1.43 MB)||Report|
|2014||CSV (ZIP, 24 KB), SAS (ZIP, 47 KB)||PDF (1.9 MB)||Report|
|2012 1||CSV (ZIP, 25 KB), SAS (ZIP, 45 KB)||PDF (428 KB)||Report|
|2010||FLAT (ZIP, 27 KB), SAS (ZIP, 46 KB)||PDF (1.0 MB)||Report|
|2009||FLAT (ZIP, 24 KB), SAS (ZIP, 43 KB)||PDF (868 KB)||Report|
|2008||FLAT (ZIP, 24 KB), SAS (ZIP, 38 KB)||PDF (653 KB)||Report|
|2007||FLAT (ZIP, 23 KB), SAS (ZIP, 37 KB)||PDF (619 KB)||Report|
|2006||FLAT (ZIP, 24 KB), SAS (ZIP, 37 KB)||PDF (299 KB)||Report|
|2005||FLAT (ZIP, 24 KB), SAS (ZIP, 37 KB)||PDF (362 KB)||Report|
|2004||FLAT (ZIP, 31 KB), SAS (ZIP, 57 KB)||PDF (1.1 MB)||Report|
|2003||FLAT (ZIP, 31 KB), SAS (ZIP, 47 KB)||PDF (385 KB)||Report|
|2002||FLAT (ZIP, 30 KB), SAS (ZIP, 56 KB)||PDF (389 KB)||Report|
|2001 (Revised)||FLAT (ZIP, 30 KB), SAS (ZIP, 46 KB)||PDF (301 KB)||Report|
|2000||FLAT (ZIP, 30 KB), SAS (ZIP, 41 KB)||PDF (323 KB)||Report|
|1999 (Revised)||FLAT (ZIP, 30 KB)||PDF (269 KB)||Report|
|1998 (Revised)||FLAT (ZIP, 30 KB)||PDF (180 KB)||Report|
|1997 (Revised)||ACCESS (ZIP, 56 KB) *||PDF (174 KB)||Report|
|1996 (Revised)||ACCESS (ZIP, 57 KB)||PDF (179 KB)||Report|
|1995 (Revised)||ACCESS (ZIP, 47 KB)||PDF (178 KB)||Report|
|1994 (Revised)||ACCESS (ZIP, 49 KB)||PDF (183 KB)||Report|
* Access files for FY 1994 - FY 1997 are in Access 97 format.
If you have questions about the content of the survey files, please email IMLS Staff.