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The official purpose of a state library agency is to extend and develop library services throughout that state, though the nature and extent of those services vary widely—with some agencies even serving as the official archives for their state.1

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  • 1These agencies are also authorized to receive and distribute funding under the Library Services and Technology Act, the major vehicle by which the federal government provides monies to states to support library services within their borders.

IV-06a: State Library Agency Revenues, by Source, Fiscal Years 1994–2014 (50 States and the District of Columbia; Adjusted for Inflation)

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* Includes any other revenue from public sources; revenue received from private sources, such as foundations, corporations, friends groups, and individuals; and agency-generated revenues, such as fines and fees for services.
Source: For fiscal years (FY) 1994–2005: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, State Library Agencies (Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics, 1996–2006). For FY 2007–2008: Institute of Museum and Library Services, State Library Agencies (Washington, DC: Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2007–2008). Publications for all years are downloadable from http://www.imls.gov/research/state_library_agency_survey.aspx. Amounts for FY 2009–2014 were calculated from public-use data posted at https://www.imls.gov/research-evaluation/data-collection/state-library-administrative-agency-survey/state-library-public, downloaded 6/24/2016.
Revenue figures were adjusted for inflation using the Gross Domestic Product Implicit Price Deflators produced by the U.S. Bureau of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (downloaded from http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/GDPDEF/downloaddata).

IV-06b: State Library Agency Per Capita Revenues, by Source, Fiscal Years 1994–2014 (50 States and the District of Columbia; Adjusted for Inflation)

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Source: For fiscal years (FY) 1994–2005: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, State Library Agencies (Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics, 1996–2006). For FY 2007–2008: Institute of Museum and Library Services, State Library Agencies (Washington, DC: Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2007–2008). Publications for all years are downloadable from http://www.imls.gov/research/state_library_agency_survey.aspx. Amounts for FY 2009–2014 were calculated from public-use data posted at https://www.imls.gov/research-evaluation/data-collection/state-library-administrative-agency-survey/state-library-public, downloaded 6/24/2016.
Revenue figures were adjusted for inflation using the Gross Domestic Product Implicit Price Deflators produced by the U.S. Bureau of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (downloaded from http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/GDPDEF/downloaddata).
Population data are from U.S. Census Bureau, “Annual Estimates of the Resident Population by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for the United States: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (NC-EST2009-03),” https://www.census.gov/popest/data/national/asrh/2009/tables/NC-EST2009-03.xls; and U.S. Census Bureau, “Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015 (NST-EST2015-01),” http://www.census.gov/popest/data/state/totals/2015/tables/NST-EST2015-01.xlsx.

IV-06c: State Library Agencies’ Total and Per Capita Expenditures for Assistance to Libraries in Their States, Fiscal Years 1994–2014 (50 States and the District of Columbia; Adjusted for Inflation)

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Source: For fiscal years (FY) 1994–2005: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, State Library Agencies (Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics, 1996–2006). For FY 2007–2008: Institute of Museum and Library Services, State Library Agencies (Washington, DC: Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2007–2008). Publications for all years are downloadable from http://www.imls.gov/research/state_library_agency_survey.aspx. Amounts for FY 2009–2014 were calculated from public-use data posted at https://www.imls.gov/research-evaluation/data-collection/state-library-administrative-agency-survey/state-library-public, downloaded 6/24/2016.
Revenue figures were adjusted for inflation using the Gross Domestic Product Implicit Price Deflators produced by the U.S. Bureau of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (downloaded from http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/data/GDPDEF.txt).
Population data are from U.S. Census Bureau, “Annual Estimates of the Resident Population by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for the United States: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (NC-EST2009-03),” https://www.census.gov/popest/data/national/asrh/2009/tables/NC-EST2009-03.xls; and U.S. Census Bureau, “Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015 (NST-EST2015-01),” http://www.census.gov/popest/data/state/totals/2015/tables/NST-EST2015-01.xlsx.

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