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Surveys & Data
Conducted annually since 1988, PLS is your definitive source on the state of public libraries in the United States. Explore the PLS data to find key information on over 9,000 public library systems and 17,000 public library outlets nationwide.
Collected annually since 1994 and biennially after 2010, the SLAA Survey is your definitive source on the state of state library agencies in the United States. Explore the SLAA Survey data to find key information on the state library agencies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
PNLMS is a household survey that monitors the public’s expectations of and satisfaction with library and museum services. It helps determine attitudes, assess awareness of issues with library and museum services, and track trends in visitation and usage.
Explore our list of about 33,000 museum-related organizations in the United States. MDF integrates data from several sources, including IMLS administrative records of discretionary grant recipients and IRS records of tax-exempt organizations, among other sources.
Explore the administrative records for discretionary grants funded by IMLS since FY 1996.
The Heritage Health Information Survey (HHIS) provides information about preservation and conservation practices at U.S. collecting institutions.
A compilation of IMLS funding reports for all states and the District of Columbia. Each state report includes detailed information and maps and charts about IMLS museum and library awards from FY 2011 to FY 2016.