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Comparable Statistics

Rhode Island Public Library Survey Data

The Office of Library and Information Services collects and analyzes financial, service and staffing data from Rhode Island public libraries annually through the Public Library Annual Survey. 

The data is available below. The most recent year's data is FY2015. No corrections have been made to the data and it is presented as libraries have reported it. Please be careful in your use and interpretation of the data. Using numbers out of context or without definitions can be confusing and inaccurate.  If you have questions about using the data, suggestions, or have developed analyses you wish to share, please contact Lauren Plews.

Selected FY2015 Data Reports (OLIS)

Selected FY2015 Data Maps (Tableau)

Selected FY2015 Reports (LibPAS)

The following reports have been generated through LibPAS. LibPAS is the online portal libraries use to complete the survey. Most reports can be sorted by clicking the header of the column and sorted high to low, or low to high. Data on these reports can also be expanded to view all data at the bottom of the page. Data can be charted where a chart icon appears. All reports can be downloaded in Excel format by clicking the Excel icon on the bottom left of the report.

Previous Years Data