Larger units of governance in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina.
Source for # of libraries and legal basis:
Institute of Museum and Library Services
The IMLS defines an association or non-profit agency library as a public library that is privately controlled but meets the statutory definition of a public library in a given state.
In addition to New York and Pennsylvania, association libraries are found primarily in the following states (% of total)
- Connecticut (45.4%)
- Maine (58.4%)
- Rhode Island (50.0%)
- Vermont (35.8%)
Percentage distribution of public libraries by legal service area population. (3/30/2014)
Public libraries by type of legal basis. (3/30/2014)
Public library revenue. (3/24/2014)
Number of libraries, 2011 (administrative units). (3/19/2014)
Library staffing, 2001-2011. (3/19/2014)