Public Library Statistics

  1. KS Public Library Survey & State Report

    Annually, each Kansas Public Library completes the Public Library Survey and State Report. Login information and survey questions provided.

  2. Statistical Data & Reports

    Results of the annual public library surveys from 2003 through the present. Spreadsheets with the data are also available upon request.

  1. Collecting Statistics

    Helpful resources to assist in the ongoing task of gathering statistics in order to make reporting more efficient and easier.

  2. Using Statistics

    Helpful resources to assist in the use of statistics collected and reported in order to improve library services.

Completion of the annual KS Public Library Survey/State Report and a demonstrated Maintenance of Effort is required in order for a KS public library to be eligible to receive State Aid. More information available at- 

Kansas Public Libraries at a Glance

FY2012- State Profile

Of the 50 States and the District of Columbia, Kansas Ranks:
  • 7th in number of registered users per capita *
  • 5th in the number of public-use Internet computers per 5,000 population *
  • 41st in the average number of public-use Internet computers per stationary outlet *
  • 10th in total circulation per capita *
  • 12th in number of print materials per capita *
  • 18th in the number of library visits per capita *
  • 11th  for Interlibrary loans received per 1,000 population *
Source: Institute of Museum and Library Services, Public Libraries in the United States Fiscal Year 2012