California Library Statistics

The State Library annually collects California Library Statistics, a compilation of statistical data from public libraries throughout the state.

California's 2016-17 Public Library Survey will be open for data input from September 18, 2017 to October 30, 2017.

Resources for Completing the Public Library Survey:

Archived Webinars:

Contact the State Data Coordinator, Janet Coles, (
or (916) 651-0981 to obtain additional information.

Most Recent Statistics

California Public Libraries At a Glance: Facts about California's Public Libraries.

The most recent California Library Statistics are found on the California Library Statistics Portal.

Prior Years Archive

California Demographic Profiles: By Library Jurisdiction and County