For all your public library data needs as we wind down 2015, check out the newly re-released Public Library Survey (PLS) Compare Tool from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and its national Public Library Survey. The tool features data from about 9,000 public libraries in the United States and territories. The most recent available data is from Fiscal Year 2013.
The tool is handy for looking at other libraries based on variables and comparisons you select. You can also choose specific public libraries you’d like to compare if you’re looking to do some benchmarking.
Find all of IMLS’s public library data tools at https://www.imls.gov/research-evaluation/data-collection/public-libraries-united-states-survey.