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Reporting Public Library Statistics

Overview: Mandate and Schedule


Oregon Revised Statute 357.520 requires each public library established under ORS 357.417 to make an annual report to the State Library on a form supplied by the State Library.
The statistics reporting process begins in late July, with statistics being reported for the previous fiscal year (July 1-June 30) due October 1.


Resources for the 2016-17 Public Library Statistical Survey

Below are the documents that will assist you in completing the 2016-17 Public Library Statistics Survey:

  • For question 6.10 – "Successfully retrieval of electronic information"

Note: Libraries that provide access to Gale databases and LearningExpress Library through a central account for their library system should contact their library system administrator for assistance in getting the data to answer this question.

  • For questions 5.13, 5.14, 5.19,and 5.20, please see this page:

Additional Resources


Oregon participates in the national Public Libraries Survey (PLS) which provides descriptive data on the status of public libraries in the United States & its territories. Data are collected from over 9,000 public library systems with over 17,000 public library outlets. Read more.