Public Libraries

 

Public Libraries are educational and fun for the whole family. We provide you with a quick and easy way to find all the library locations near you. Just choose a city from the list below or select a library on the map to see detailed information about public libraries that include the addresses, contact information, websites and more.

About 57.30% of people who live in America use libraries every year. About 4,602,500 Americans visit the library every day of whom 1,081,511 use the provided public internet access computers and 255,517 attend publicly funded programs for youth, young adult, and adults alike.


  • 9,250 Libraries
  • 82,046 Librarians
  • 312,012,810 Total Population
  • 178,782,679 Borrowers
  • 1,638,490,117 Visits
  • 3,943,581 Total Programs
  • $11,797,518,100 Cost To Run
  • 852,584,223 Books
  • 19,416,147 E-books
  • 50,600,776 Audio
  • 56,236,989 Videos
  • 8,719,189 Downloads
  • 256,896 Computers
  • 37,738,837 Hours Open
Information
YearLibraries
20039,211
20049,207
20059,198
20069,208
20079,214
20089,246
20099,247
20109,250
YearLibrarians
200378,636
200478,583
200581,228
200680,777
200783,021
200884,358
200984,318
201082,046
YearNumber of Books
2003836,044,359
2004841,645,518
2005879,564,459
2006835,832,003
2007855,563,714
2008863,612,252
2009849,440,486
2010852,584,223
YearRegistered Borrowers
2003-
2004-
2005-
2006169,314,224
2007169,486,239
2008175,627,152
2009177,558,874
2010178,782,679
YearComputers
2003166,767
2004182,124
2005198,002
2006204,738
2007217,583
2008231,688
2009241,607
2010256,896
YearComputer Users
2003-
2004-
2005-
2006344,609,756
2007373,607,772
2008375,901,298
2009379,968,591
2010385,018,066
YearPrograms
2003-
20042,734,127
20052,856,967
20063,146,509
20073,477,291
20083,661,496
20093,879,088
20103,943,581
YearProgram Attendance
2003-
200470,479,945
200576,148,309
200678,018,857
200783,221,002
200887,342,235
200990,415,206
201090,964,150
YearCost to Run
20039,100,664,666
20049,506,730,756
200510,381,747,738
200610,699,822,644
200711,606,100,866
200811,948,264,550
200912,051,351,470
201011,797,518,100
YearNumber of Ebooks
20034,549,712
20047,682,605
20058,973,697
200611,673,932
200713,048,261
200813,153,760
200915,659,450
201019,416,147
YearNumber of Audio Units
200338,575,690
200440,174,114
200544,875,204
200644,934,111
200748,850,040
200853,092,557
200956,102,759
201050,600,776
YearNumber of Videos
200333,684,569
200437,226,741
200543,270,135
200646,166,966
200749,720,072
200853,140,063
200953,934,655
201056,236,989
YearHours Open
200338,067,398
200437,162,987
200538,124,556
200637,454,514
200738,500,400
200838,811,329
200938,188,557
201037,738,837
YearPopulation
2003301,707,420
2004305,073,841
2005308,748,603
2006299,434,816
2007306,387,497
2008311,059,633
2009310,036,105
2010312,012,810