Public Libraries Survey, Fiscal Year 2005

Metadata Updated: January 11, 2018

The Public Libraries Survey, Fiscal Year 2005 (PLS FY2005), is a study that is part of the Library Statistics program. PLS FY2005 ( is a cross-sectional study that includes information on population of legal service area, service outlets, public service hours, library materials, total circulation, circulation of children�s materials, reference transactions, library visits, children�s program attendance, interlibrary loans, electronic services and information, full-time-equivalent staff, operating revenue and expenditures, and capital expenditures. The study was conducted using paper surveys, web-based surveys, and email. The key respondents in this study were state library agencies. The study's response rate was 97.7 percent. The key statistics produced from PLS FY2005 were about service measures such as access to the Internet, number of users of electronic resources, number of internet terminals used by the general public, reference transactions, public service hours, interlibrary loans, circulation, library visits, children�s program attendance, and circulation of children�s materials. It also includes information about size of collection, staffing, operating revenue and expenditures, type of geographic service area, type of legal basis, type of administrative structure, number and type of public library service outlets, and square footage of outlets.

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Metadata Created Date April 11, 2014
Metadata Updated Date January 11, 2018
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date April 11, 2014
Metadata Updated Date January 11, 2018
Publisher Institute of Museum and Library Services
Unique Identifier NCES_2008301
Kelly Worthington
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y
Bureau Code 018:50
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Harvest Source Id 5dbeaed9-d6b1-4f96-be25-63b14804ca7b
Harvest Source Title Education JSON
Data First Published 2007-11-07
Homepage URL
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2007-11-07
Program Code 018:000
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > Institute of Museum and Library Services
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Source Hash e033e44a3cad597ffb0866097ddf9a40caafb3f6
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial United States
Temporal 2005/2006

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