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Public Library Survey

The State Library of North Carolina participates in the national Public Library Survey administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Many data elements in the North Carolina Public Library Survey form correspond to those required for participation in the national survey, ensuring that North Carolina's public library statistics are comparable to those of the other 49 states and the District of Columbia. On this guide you will find information regarding upcoming survey changes, training tools and documentation and FAQs.

The FY 2015-2016 survey will open on July 15 and close on September 15. Data must be submitted through LibPAS.  For questions about the data elements or using the software please contact: Amanda Johnson at or 919-807-7421.


To find prior PLS data, please visit the State Library website or the NC Public Library data site.