- Wisconsin Public Library Service Trends 1990-2014. Line chart of:
- Total Circulation
- Library Visits
- Interlibrary Loans
- State Population
- Reference Transactions
- Program Attendance
- Public Library Population Estimates 2005-14
- Fast Facts about Wisconsin Public Libraries
- LibPAS Report Templates: Comparison Reports and Charts
- Discovering Your Data: Where It Is and How Libraries Can Use It
- NWLS presentation slides
- Library and System Annual Report support documents
- Wisconsin Public Library Directories
Preliminary 2014 Wisconsin Public Library Service Data at the library, county, system, and state level is now available. Library directors are asked to review their library's data and send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final Wisconsin data will be available after IMLS reviews and accepts Wisconsin's 2014 public library data submission (probably late August); however, the preliminary data may be useful for planning and comparison purposes, as well as for preliminary budget preparation.
The Division does not publish a print version of Wisconsin Public Library Service Data.
The Public Library Development Team annually collects statistics from the state's public libraries. Excel files of the statistics for 1996-2014 are listed below.
The Excel files of Wisconsin statistics include more than 115 data elements grouped by general categories. Most of the categories are further defined; for example, "collection" information includes volumes owned, added, audio, video, and periodicals. Below are the general data elements. See the Wisconsin Public Library Annual Report Instructions for detailed definitions of all the data elements.
- non-resident use
- hours open
- ILL statistics
- service population
|Type of Statistics||Year
(Service Data is in Excel files)
Statistics at the State and System Level
Includes state totals and averages along with system-wide statistics arranged alphabetically by system.
Statistics at the County Level
Includes county-wide statistics arranged alphabetically by county.
Statistics at the Public Library Level
Includes statistics for all public libraries in the state arranged by municipality.
Statistics at the Public Library Level by System and County
Includes statistics for every public library, county, and system in the state. Arrangement is alphabetical by system, then county, then by each library. Summary county and system totals are also provided.