Statistics are collected from over 9,000 public libraries via the Federal State Cooperative System. For the purposes of the statistics, a public library is established under state enabling laws or regulations to serve a community, district, or region.
The library must be supported solely or in part by public funds and must provide:
- Paid staff,
- An organized collection of printed or other library materials, or a combination thereof,
- An established schedule in which services of the staff are available to the public,
- Facilities necessary to support such a collection, staff, and schedule.
The Vermont Department of Libraries works to collect and organize the data which was gathered about Vermont public libraries. Vermont statistics are shown on a state-wide level and for individual libraries.
Vermont Public Library Statistics
If you require statistics from previous years, please contact the Vermont Department of Libraries.