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 FY2016. 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.