The 2020 Public Library Annual Report (PLAR) opens on Monday, January 25, 2021 and closes on March 19, 2021. Are you new to the PLAR? Check out the 5 Ws of the Public Library Annual Report for an overview.

Library Research Service staff offered a webinar about the PLAR on Wednesday, February 3:

Webinar Slides

IMLS Search & Compare Tool

Survey Support Documents and Links

2020 Resources


If you have questions about the survey or data elements, please contact LRS staff at or 303.866.6900. For help with technical questions about Bibliostat Collect, contact Product Support at or 866.785.9935.