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Data and Statistics

Annual Statistical Report Guidance: 2020-21

In this webinar, the State Data Coordinator presented guidelines for the 2020-21 Annual Statistical Report and Supplemental Survey.

We emphasized changes to the Supplemental Programming section. 

If you missed the webinar, you can see the recording (53:42) on our YouTube channel. 

Annual Statistical Report Form for Florida's public libraries

The Annual Statistical Report is a yearly survey of public libraries in Florida that collects information about library visits, circulation, size of collections, public service hours, staffing, electronic resources, operating revenues and expenditures, and the number of service outlets. Reported data are shared with the Institute of Museum and Library Services as part of the annual Public Libraries Survey

Definitions and Instructions for Performance Indicators (PDF)  

Supplemental Survey – Annual Statistical Report, 2020-2021

The Supplemental Survey contains:

  • Additional questions for 2020-2021 provided by IMLS.
  • Economic impact questions.
  • An updated method of counting public library programs and attendance.

Definitions and Instructions for the Supplemental Survey (PDF) 

For more information about how to count and report programs and program attendance on the Supplemental Survey, please see:

Annual public library statistics and ranking tables  

Internet policies & filtering in Florida's public libraries  

Joint-use facilities

Information regarding Joint-Use Facilities (PDF)

Multitype Library Cooperative statistics 


Learn more about our 2013 Return on Investment Study.

Other statistical resources 

Contact us 

Call us at 850.245.6608.

During FY2021-22, the percentage of total costs for the Library Data and Statistics program financed with federal money is 66%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $158,599. This program does not receive any non-governmental funding. 

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.