Library Systems: FY 2014 Public Libraries Survey (Administrative Entity Data) | Last Updated 30 Aug 2016

Find key information on library systems around the United States.<br><br>These data include imputed values for libraries that did not submit information in the FY 2014 data collection. Imputation is a procedure for estimating a value for a specific data item where the response is missing.<br><br>Download PLS data files to see imputation flag variables or learn more on the imputation methods used in FY 2014 at <a href=""></a>

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This dataset has the following 82 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
STATEstatetext2-letter state ANSI code (STABR)
FSCS IDfscs_idtextFederal-State Cooperative System ID (FSCSKEY)
LIBRARY IDlibrary_idtext(LIBID)
LIBRARY NAMElibrary_nametext(LIBNAME)
LOCATIONlocationlocationAddress, city, state, zip, latitude, and longitude
SERVICE AREA POPULATIONservice_area_populationnumberPopulation of the legal service area (POPU_LSA)
UNDUPLICATED POPULATIONunduplicated_populationnumberUnduplicated population of the legal service area for the library. This value is calculated by prorating the library's population of legal service area (POPU_LSA) to the state's total population of legal service areas (total POPU_LSA), and applying the ratio to the state-reported total unduplicated population of legal service areas. The latter item, a single figure reported by the state data coordinator, is also named POPU_UND but is located on the State Summary/State Characteristics Data File. (POPU_UND)
CENTRAL LIBRARIEScentral_librariesnumberNumber of central libraries (CENTLIB)
BRANCH LIBRARIESbranch_librariesnumberNumber of branch libraries (BRANLIB)
BOOKMOBILESbookmobilesnumberNumber of bookmobiles (BKMOB)
MLS LIBRARIAN STAFFmls_librarian_staffnumberNumber of full-time equivalent (FTE) paid librarians with master's degrees from programs of library and information studies accredited by the American Library Association (MASTER)
LIBRARIAN STAFFlibrarian_staffnumberNumber of FTE employees holding the title of librarian (LIBRARIA)
OTHER STAFFother_staffnumberAll other paid FTE employees (OTHPAID)
TOTAL STAFFtotal_staffnumberTotal paid FTE employees, a sum of Librarian Staff and Other Staff (TOTSTAFF)
LOCAL REVENUElocal_revenuemoneyOperating revenue from local government (LOCGVT)
STATE REVENUEstate_revenuemoneyOperating revenue from state government (STGVT)
FEDERAL REVENUEfederal_revenuemoneyOperating revenue from federal government (FEDGVT)
OTHER REVENUEother_revenuemoneyOther operating revenue (OTHINCM)
TOTAL REVENUEtotal_revenuemoneyTotal operating revenue, a sum of Local, State, Federal, and Other Revenue (TOTINCM)
SALARIESsalariesmoneyStaff operating expenditures for salaries and wages for all library staff (SALARIES)
BENEFITSbenefitsmoneyStaff operating expenditures for employee benefits for all library staff (BENEFIT)
TOTAL STAFF EXPENDITUREStotal_staff_expendituresmoneyTotal staff operating expenditures, a sum of Salaries and Benefits (STAFFEXP)
PRINT EXPENDITURESprint_expendituresmoneyCollection operating expenditures for print materials (PRMATEXP)
ELECTRONIC EXPENDITURESelectronic_expendituresmoneyCollection operating expenditures for electronic or digital materials (ELMATEXP)
OTHER COLLECTION EXPENDITURESother_collection_expendituresmoneyCollection operating expenditures for other library materials (OTHMATEX)
TOTAL COLLECTION EXPENDITUREStotal_collection_expendituresmoneyTotal collection operating expenditures, a sum of Print, Electronic, and Other Collection Expenditures (TOTEXPCO)
OTHER EXPENDITURESother_expendituresmoneyOther operating expenditures (OTHOPEXP)
TOTAL EXPENDITUREStotal_expendituresmoneyTotal operating expenditures, a sum of Total Staff, Total Collection, and Other Expenditures (TOTOEXP)
LOCAL CAPITAL REVENUElocal_capital_revenuemoneyLocal government capital revenue (LCAP_REV)
STATE CAPITAL REVENUEstate_capital_revenuemoneyState government capital revenue (SCAP_REV)
FEDERAL CAPITAL REVENUEfederal_capital_revenuemoneyFederal government capital revenue (FCAP_REV)
OTHER CAPITAL REVENUEother_capital_revenuemoneyOther capital revenue (OCAP_REV)
TOTAL CAPITAL REVENUEtotal_capital_revenuemoneyTotal capital revenue, a sum of Local, State, Federal, and Other Capital Revenue (CAP_REV)
CAPITAL EXPENDITUREScapital_expendituresmoneyTotal capital expenditures (CAPITAL)
PRINT MATERIALSprint_materialsnumberNumber of print materials in collection (BKVOL)
EBOOKSebooksnumberNumber of e-books in library collection (EBOOK)
AUDIO MATERIALSaudio_materialsnumberNumber of physical audio units in collection (AUDIO_PH)
AUDIO DOWNLOADSaudio_downloadsnumberNumber of downloadable audio titles in collection (AUDIO_DL)
VIDEO MATERIALSvideo_materialsnumberNumber of physical video units in collection (VIDEO_PH)
VIDEO DOWNLOADSvideo_downloadsnumberNumber of downloadable video titles in collection (VIDEO_DL)
LOCAL DATABASESlocal_databasesnumberNumber of licensed databases from local or other cooperative agreements (DB_LO_OT)
STATE DATABASESstate_databasesnumberNumber of state licensed databases (DB_ST)
TOTAL DATABASEStotal_databasesnumberTotal number of licensed databases (DATABASE)
PRINT SERIALSprint_serialsnumberNumber of print serial subscriptions (SUBSCRIP)
HOURShoursnumberTotal number of annual public service hours for all outlets (HRS_OPEN)
VISITSvisitsnumberTotal number of annual library visits for all outlets (VISITS)
REFERENCESreferencesnumberTotal number of annual reference transactions for all outlets (REFERENCE)
USERSusersnumberNumber of registered users for all outlets (REGBOR)
TOTAL CIRCULATIONtotal_circulationnumberTotal number of annual circulation transactions for all outlets (TOTCIR)
KIDS CIRCULATIONkids_circulationnumberTotal number of annual circulation transactions for children's materials for all outlets (KIDCIRL)
ELECTRONIC CIRCULATIONelectronic_circulationnumberTotal number of annual circulation transactions for electronic materials for all outlets (ELMATCIR)
LOANS TOloans_tonumberTotal number of annual inter-library loans provided to other libraries (LOANTO)
LOANS FROMloans_fromnumberTotal number of annual inter-library loans received from other libraries (LOANFM)
TOTAL PROGRAMStotal_programsnumberTotal number of library programs (TOTPRO)
KIDS PROGRAMSkids_programsnumberTotal number of children's programs (KIDPRO)
YA PROGRAMSya_programsnumberTotal number of young adult programs (YAPRO)
PROGRAM AUDIENCEprogram_audiencenumberTotal audience at all library programs (TOTATTEN)
KIDS PROGRAM AUDIENCEkids_program_audiencenumberTotal audience at all children's programs (KIDATTEN)
YA PROGRAM AUDIENCEya_program_audiencenumberTotal audience at all young adult programs (YAATTEN)
COMPUTERScomputersnumberNumber of internet computers used by general public (GPTERMS)
COMPUTER USEScomputer_usersnumberNumber of uses of public Internet computers (PITUSR)
WIFI SESSIONSwifi_sessionsnumberNumber of wireless sessions provided by the library's wifi (WIFISESS) -1 = Nonresponse
YEARyearnumberSubmission year of public library data (YR_SUB)
START DATEstart_datecalendar_dateReporting period start data (STARTDAT)
END DATEend_datecalendar_dateReporting period end date (ENDDATE)
REPORTING STATUSreporting_statusnumber
BEA REGIONoberegtextCode for regions from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (OBEREG)
STRUCTURE CHANGEstructure_changetextStructure Change Code 00–No change from last year 01–Existing Administrative Entity or Outlet absorbs another Administrative Entity or Outlet 02–Newly created Administrative Entity or Outlet 03–Closed 04–Move Outlet to a newly created Administrative Entity 05–Merge two or more Administrative Entities or Outlets to form a new Administrative Entity or Outlet 08–Restored a closed Administrative Entity or Outlet record 09–Restored an incorrectly deleted Administrative Entity or Outlet 10–Delete an incorrect record 11–Outlet moved to a different previously existing Administrative Entity 13–Add an existing Administrative Entity or Outlet not previously reported 22–Future Administrative Entity FSCS ID Request 23–Temporary Closure 24–Restore/Undo Was a 23 (Reopen a Temporarily Closed Administrative Entity) (STATSTRU)
NAME CHANGEname_changetextName Change Code 00–No change from last year 06–Official name change 14–Minor name change (STATNAME)
ADDRESS CHANGEaddress_changetextAddress Change Code 00–No change from last year 07–Moved to a new location 15–Minor address change (STATADDR)
INTERLIBRARY RELATIONSHIPinterlibrary_relationshiptextHQ–Headquarters of a federation or cooperative ME–Member of a federation or cooperative NO–Not a member of a federation or cooperative (C_RELATN)
MAILING ADDRESSmailing_addresstextMailing address (ADDRES_M)
MAILING CITYmailing_citytextMailing address city (CITY_M)
MAILING ZIPmailing_ziptextMailing address zip code (ZIP_M)
PHONEphonenumberM = Missing (unknown, not reported) -3 = Not applicable
COUNTY POPULATIONcounty_populationnumberCounty Population -1–Missing (CNTYPOP)
LEGAL BASISlegal_basistextLegal Basis Code CC–City/County CI–Municipal Government (city, town, or village) CO–County/Parish LD–Library District MJ–Multi-jurisdictional NL–Native American Tribal Government NP–Non-profit Association or Agency SD–School District OT–Other (C_LEGBAS)
ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTUREadministrative_structuretextAdministrative Structure Code MA–Administrative Entity with multiple direct service outlets where administrative offices are separate MO–Administrative Entity with multiple direct service outlets where administrative offices are not separate SO–Single Outlet Administrative Entity (C_ADMIN)
FSCS DEFINITIONfscs_definitiontextFSCS Public Library Definition (Public library meets all criteria in the definition.) Y–Yes N–No (C_FSCS)
LSABOUNDlsaboundtextLegal service area boundary change in last year Y–Yes N–No (LSABOUND)