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.

The Public Library Blueprints

Directions for Research Design: Mixed Methods

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

Pouncing on Prejudice: Mitigating Assumptions and Bias in Research

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

QUICK LINKS

PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL REPORT

LIBRARY USER SURVEYS

DART: Reference Tracker

LATEST FAST FACTS

2021 CHALLENGED MATERIALS THUMBNAIL

Every year, Library Research Service surveys Colorado public libraries about challenges to their materials or services. Here is a summary of their responses.

FAST FACTS   /   THE LRS NUMBER   /   REPORTS