Fast Facts

Looking for a quick rundown of our library research? Check out our Fast Facts, which offers brief, targeted reports on LRS analyses, surveys, and studies.

Closer Look Studies

Get to the heart of our library research with our Closer Look Studies, which investigate notable library topics and provide deeper, more detailed analyses.

Big Facts

For a wide lens view of Colorado’s libraries—school, academic, and public—look no further than our Big Facts, where you can find the biggest statistics all on one page.

Quotable Facts

Brief and to the point, our Quotable Facts publications present quick statistics about the library community for easy sharing and advocacy.


  • 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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LRS is part of the Colorado State Library, a unit of the Colorado Department of Education. We design and conduct library research for library and education professionals, public officials, and the media to inform practices and assessment needs.

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

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