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324. Libraries--Number, by Type



 
TYPE 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
 
    Total 1 31,564 32,323 34,613 35,130 35,825 36,445 37,042 36,980 37,258 37,414 37,519
 
  United States 28,638 29,843 30,761 31,167 31,850 32,414 32,625 32,441 32,666 33,004 33,108
Public 8,717 8,849 9,060 9,075 9,076 9,097 9,123 9,101 9,165 9,767 9,815
Public branches 5,936 6,330 5,833 5,873 6,093 6,215 6,223 6,172 6,205 6,332 6,435
Special 2 7,649 7,530 9,051 9,348 9,811 10,149 10,059 10,192 10,282 9,983 9,898
  Medicine 1,674 1,667 1,861 1,861 1,893 1,925 1,922 1,929 1,982 1,924 1,900
  Religious 913 839 946 955 981 1,011 1,008 1,032 1,042 1,019 1,010
  Law 3 417 435 647 665 1,124 1,140 1,150 1,146 1,155 1,123 1,153
Academic 4,591 5,034 4,593 4,613 4,620 4,619 4,914 4,684 4,730 4,707 4,700
  Junior college 1,191 1,188 1,233 1,237 1,256 1,255 1,261 1,261 1,262 1,265 1,270
  Colleges, universities 3,400 3,846 3,360 3,376 3,364 3,364 3,653 3,423 3,468 3,442 3,430
    Departmental 1,489 1,824 1,454 1,472 1,459 1,455 1,666 1,482 1,491 1,466 1,452
      Law,
       medicine,
        religious 269 531 501 495 496 495 495 491 491 489 491
Government 1,260 1,574 1,735 1,773 1,776 1,871 1,864 1,864 1,875 1,837 1,897
Armed Forces 485 526 489 485 474 463 442 428 409 378 363
  Outlying areas 113 114 110 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 110 (NA) (NA)


NA Not available.
1 Includes Canadian libraries, and libraries in regions administered by the United States, not shown separately. Data are exclusive of elementary and secondary school libraries. Law libraries with fewer than 10,000 volumes are included only if they specialize in a particular field.
2 Includes other types of special libraries, not shown separately. Increase between 1985 and 1990 is due mainly to revised criteria for identifying special libraries and improved methods of counting.
3 Increase beginning 1992 due to increased effort in identifying special libraries.

Source: R.R. Bowker Co., New Providence, NJ, The Bowker Annual: Library and Book Trade Almanac and American Library Directory, annual. (Copyright by Reed Elsevier Inc.)

http://www.bowker.com/



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/324_libraries_number_by_type.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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