Reports & Statistics

Useful statistical data comes from different sources:

Libraries are required to gather and report specific statistical data which is collated by Public Library Services Branch to create a province-wide picture of library services. Libraries also gather statistics to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services and to report back to their community and municipal council.

2012 annual report statistical summaries for PRL public libraries are available alphabetically and by population. You can also view this summary data as an Excel spreadsheet.

The following pages are designed to help library staff and boards think about, gather, and use their statistical data as effectively as possible.

Collect & Use Statistics provides help in finding, gathering, and using statistical data.
Create your Annual Report provides help in gathering the specific data you need to complete the Public Library Survey and Annual Report of Public Libraries in Alberta due every February.