In honor of National Library Week, April 10-16, we look at some library numbers.
Number of U.S. Armed Forces libraries.
Number of government libraries.
The number of U.S. academic libraries (1,304 are less than four-year institutions and 2,489 are four-year institutions and above).
The number of special libraries (which includes corporate, law, medical and religious libraries).
Number of U.S. public library administrative units (that includes 8,895 central buildings and 7,641 branches).
Number of school libraries in the U.S. (that includes 81,200 public school libraries, 17,100 private school libraries and 160 Bureau of Indian Affairs libraries).
The estimated number of all categories of libraries in the United States.
Population of the service area for the nation’s largest library in terms of population served, the Los Angeles Public Library.
Total holdings of the New York Public Library, which is far ahead of the No. 2 ranked Boston Public Library with a mere 9,135,613 items in its collection.
Sources: American Library Association