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Library Statistics

Kansas Public Libraries at a Glance

  • Total public libraries: 328 libraries or systems, 365 library buildings
  • Circulation: 26,951,701 items / (11.0 items per capita)
  • Visits: 15,185,918 / (6.2 visits per capita)
  • Library card holders: 1,753,871 cardholders or 71.6% of Kansans in library service areas
  • Public Internet Computer Uses:  4,302,762 times
Source: State Library of Kansas, Kansas Public Library Services 2011


Of the 50 States and the District of Columbia, Kansas Ranks:

  • 2nd in number of registered borrowers per capita
  • 2nd in the number of public-use Internet computers per capita 
  • 8th in total circulation per capita
  • 10th in number of volumes per capita 
  • 14th in the number of library visits per capita
Source: Institute of Museum and Library Services, Public Libraries in the United States Fiscal Year 2010, Released January 2013

Kansas Public Library Services Annual Survey

Each year, Kansas libraries are asked to respond to a survey of library services. These are some resources to aid in completing this survey.

State Aid Information

Information for public libraries on State Grants-in-Aid

Kansas Public Library Services Annual Surveys

The results of the annual public library surveys from 2003 through the present can be found at the link below. Spreadsheets with the data are also available upon request.

Kansas Public Libraries Statistical Profile

This statistical profile is a compilation of statistical information on Kansas public libraries from Kansas Public Library Services 2008.

Interlibrary Loan Statistics

Total Borrow Requests: 774,277

Total Lend Requests: 1,224,141

|     Last modified: Oct 15, 2013

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