Welcome to Library Research Service

LRS thoughtfully collects, analyzes, and distributes data that is relevant and actionable to Colorado communities and empowers library staff to do the same.

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A Mini Post on Small Multiples

See the percentage of libraries providing wireless internet and technology services in a small multiples visualization.

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Careful Color Combos for All

Learn about color vision deficiency so you understand how to make accessible color choices when creating content.

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Directions for Research Design: Mixed Methods

Explore three different research design paths that use both qualitative and quantitative data to answer your questions.

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Pouncing on Prejudice: Mitigating Assumptions and Bias in Research

Prevent bias from entering your research by keeping these tips and tricks in mind.



DART: Reference Tracker

Connect to Health Cohort Resources

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  • Public libraries: 112
  • K-12 public school libraries: 1,119
  • Public college and university libraries: 33

Sources: 2022 Public Library Annual Report (PLAR), Colorado Department of Education (CDE), 2021 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Check Out Colorado State Parks Historical Fast Facts Report

Seven years of data showcasing this program’s success

Colorado Talking Book Library Patron Satisfaction Survey Report, 2022

Results from the 2022 Colorado Talking Book Library (CTBL) patron survey are in!

Libraries Faced a Flood of Challenges to Books and Materials in 2022

Stay informed about the latest number of reported book challenges and the implications behind increasing challenges.

2022 Quotable Facts Resources

The 2022 Quotable Facts details quick facts about Colorado’s public libraries.