Thursday, July 25, 2013

What States Have the Busiest Public Libraries?

Public library statistics for FY2011 were just released.  Here are the results based on statewide totals.  Circulation per capita varies quite a bit from state to state:

Also, by library visits per capita.  Note how the visit rate is higher in colder climates:

For both of these charts you can change the population served to find out if your state's rates change when the libraries serve different sized communities.

I'll be releasing more of these visualizations in the coming weeks.

Data from the FY2011 Public Library Survey, collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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