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 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.
PLS Benchmarking Tables
These sortable tables showcase 3 years’ worth of key indicators of public library use, financial health, staffing and resources at the national, state, and library service area levels.
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.
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 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
Explore the administrative records for discretionary grants funded by IMLS since FY 1996.
National Museum Survey (NMS)
Now in its pilot phase, the National Museum Survey (NMS) will aim to capture the scope and scale of museums’ presence and reach within the United States of America over time.
Health Heritage Information Survey (HHIS)
The Heritage Health Information Survey (HHIS) provides information about preservation and conservation practices at U.S. collecting institutions.
Social Wellbeing Report
The Understanding the Social Wellbeing Impacts of the Nation’s Libraries and Museums study examines the role of museums and libraries in promoting social wellbeing in communities across the United States.
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
The IMLS Indicators Workbook provides state and county-level information about selected indicators of economic status, broadband availability, and broadband adoption.