2018-2019 Statistical Report of North Carolina Public Libraries

Each annual statistical report provides an overview of the staff, finances, collections, services, usage, and automation in North Carolina's public libraries. To facilitate comparisons, libraries are arranged by type (county, regional or municipal) and within type, by population of the legal service area. The legal service population figures are taken from the Population Estimates and Projections published by the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management.

The 2018-2019 survey ran from July 15 to September 17 2019. While all 82 public library systems returned their annual report form, not all items on each form were filled out. Data element fields that were left blank or were reported as N/A may be entered as "N/A," "0" or "-1".

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Data Tables Guide

  • Table 1 - Library Profile
  • Table 2 - Library Staff
  • Table 3 - Salaries & Wages
  • Table 4 - Operating Income
  • Table 5 - Operating Income: Per Capita Measures & Percent Totals
  • Table 6 - Operating Expenditures
  • Table 7 - Collection
  • Table 8 - Collection: Percent Totals & Per Capita Measures
  • Table 9 - Circulation: Type of Material
  • Table 10 - Circulation: Service Outlets & Service Measures
  • Table 11 - Service Measures: User Visits, Reference Questions, & ILL
  • Table 12 - Library Programs & Attendance
  • Table 13 - Electronic Technology
  • Table 14 - Summer Reading