U.S. per capita operating expenditures of public libraries FY 1995-2019, by type

Per capita operating expenditures of public libraries in the United States for fiscal years 1995 to 2019, by expenditure type

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Use Ask Statista Research Service

Release date



United States

Survey time period

FY 1995 to FY 2019

Supplementary notes

* Includes expenditures for binding, supplies, repair or replacement of existing furnishings and equipment, an costs of computer hardware and software used to support library operations or to link to external networks, including the Internet; also includes expenditures for service contracts, such as costs of operating and maintaining physical facilities, and fees paid to consultants, auditors, architects, attorneys, and so on.

Totals are adjusted for inflation.

Data for 1995 to 2018 can be accessed through the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Citation formats
Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $2,388 USD / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account.

Starter Account
The ideal entry-level account for individual users
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$199 USD / Month *
Professional Account
Full access

Business Solutions including all features.

* Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on " Libraries in the U.S. "

Other statistics that may interest you Libraries in the U.S.



Funding and finances




Library use

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $2,388 USD / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.