Library Search & Compare

Library Search & Compare

This web-based tool provides an easy way to query, browse, view, and download data about individual libraries from the FY2016 Public Libraries Survey. You can also find your library's FSCS code: The FSCS ID is listed after each library’s name in parentheses.

Public Library Survey (PLS)

Public Libraries Survey (PLS)

Conducted annually since 1988, PLS is your definitive source on the state of public libraries in the United States. Explore the PLS data to find key information on over 9,000 public library systems and 17,000 public library outlets nationwide.

State Library Agency Survey (SLAA)

State Library Administrative Agency Survey (SLAA)

Collected annually since 1994 and biennially after 2010, the SLAA Survey is your definitive source on the state of state library agencies in the United States. Explore the SLAA Survey data to find key information on the state library agencies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

FSCS Code Lookup

FSCS Code Lookup

Search for your library by name or location. The FSCS ID is listed after each library’s name in parentheses. FSCS ID sequence numbers for outlets are listed on each public library’s landing page. This uses the tool Library Search & Compare.

Public Needs for Library and Museum Services Survey (PNLMS)

Public Needs for Library and Museum Services Survey (PNLMS)

PNLMS is a household survey that monitors the public’s expectations of and satisfaction with library and museum services. It helps determine attitudes, assess awareness of issues with library and museum services, and track trends in visitation and usage.

Museum Data File (MDF)

Museum Data Files (MDF)

Explore our list of about 33,000 museum-related organizations in the United States. MDF integrates data from several sources, including IMLS administrative records of discretionary grant recipients and IRS records of tax-exempt organizations, among other sources.

Administrative Discretionary Grant Data

Administrative Discretionary Grant Data

Explore the administrative records for discretionary grants funded by IMLS since FY 1996.

Heritage Health Information Survey (HHIS)

Heritage Health Information Survey (HHIS)

The Heritage Health Information Survey (HHIS) provides information about preservation and conservation practices at U.S. collecting institutions.

IMLS Funding Reports by State

IMLS Funding Reports by State

A compilation of IMLS funding reports for all states and the District of Columbia. Each state report includes detailed information, maps and charts about IMLS museum and library awards from FY 2011 to FY 2016.

IMLS Indicators Workbook: Economic Status and Broadband Availability and Adoption

IMLS Indicators Workbook: Economic Status and Broadband Availability and Adoption

The IMLS Indicators Workbook provides state and county-level information about selected indicators of economic status, broadband availability, and broadband adoption.