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Big Facts About Colorado Libraries

Regularly updated Big Facts About Colorado LibrariesPDF document briefly shows totals of various statistics for academic, public, and school libraries in the state.

Quotable Facts About Colorado Libraries

The Quotable Facts About Colorado Libraries details quick facts about Colorado’s public, school, and academic libraries. See how we calculated the numbers used in this report on the Quotable Facts resource page. Contact us if you’d like a printed booklet version of this Quotable Facts.

Quotable Facts About Academic Library Impact Study

The 2006 Quotable Facts About ALISPDF document examines the impact of academic libraries on student achievement.

Quotable Facts About the Future of Librarianship in Colorado

The Summer 2004 Quotable Facts About the Future of Librarianship in ColoradoPDF document reports results from an LRS study into the retirement, recruitment, and retention of Colorado librarians.

Quotable Facts About Colorado’s School Libraries

Produced in July 2003, Quotable Facts About Colorado’s School LibrariesPDF document examines good and bad news that can be drawn from statistics provided for the Colorado Annual School Library Survey.

Quotable Facts About America’s Libraries

Quotable Facts About America’s Libraries examines national trends and statistics in America’s public, school, and academic libraries.


  • 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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