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Data & Evaluation

Resources to support assessment and evaluation, including library statistics and data tools.

Maryland Public Library Statistics for Download

Maryland public library statistics in PDF format are available for immediate download. These summary files use data from the annual Maryland Public Libraries Survey. If you would like to use these statistics in Tableau, it is recommended that raw Excel files be used. For questions, historic data, or downloads in other formats, including Excel, please contact Laura Hicks. Historic data (5+ years old) can also be downloaded via SAILOR.

Maryland Public Libraries Survey Data Dashboard

This interactive dashboard features public library statistics from FY2014 to FY2018. Dashboard is best viewed in fullscreen mode (scroll to the right and use the fullscreen button in the bottom right corner of the dashboard). The dashboard can also be viewed on Tableau Public.

PLA COVID-19 Survey Results

The Public Library Association (PLA) published a survey on library operations nationwide during COVID-19: Public
Libraries Respond to COVID-19

Survey results for Maryland can be downloaded below.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.