School Libraries


School Library Impact Studies

Explore extensive LRS research and other states’ studies on school libraries and student achievement with this exhaustive guide.

Colorado School Library Profiles

Quickly access individual school library data and comparative statistics with these School Library Profiles based on the annual School Library Survey.

Colorado School Library Statistics

View and download statistics from the annual Colorado School Library Survey using our interactive tool, static files, or individual school library profiles.


National School Library Statistics

Get the national picture in school library statistics with these state and national reports from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Other States’ School Library Statistics

Access school library statistics for states other than Colorado through these resources from state library websites.


  • Public Library Statistics & Profiles
    Dive into annual statistics from the Colorado Public Library Annual Report using our interactive tool, results tailored to trustees, and state totals and averages.
  • School Library Impact Studies
    School libraries have a profound impact on student achievement. Explore studies about this topic by LRS and other researchers in our comprehensive guide.
  • Fast Fact Reports
    Looking for a quick rundown of library research? Check out our Fast Facts, which highlight research and statistics about various library topics.


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This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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