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 Linda Hofschire at or 970.510.6758.‬ For help with technical questions about Bibliostat Collect, contact Product Support at or 866.785.9935.