Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Return-on-Investment Study

In April 2006, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh released the report on its return-on-investment study.

See the report, Economic Impact Study: Regional Benefits of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, at

For links to this and other similar studies, visit’s Economic Impact topic on the Library Topics page at:

Also, stay tuned for breaking news about our own ROI study which is in progress. Eight libraries are participating, including: Cortez Public Library, Denver Public Library, Douglas County Libraries, Eagle Valley Library District, Fort Morgan Public Library, Mesa County Public Library District, Montrose Library District, and Rangeview Library District.



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