U.S. library budget cuts 2013

This survey shows the areas of budget cuts in U.S. libraries in 2013. Some 47 percent of libraries experienced a reduction in the personnel budget available to them.

What areas of your library were impacted by budget cuts or freezes over the past year?

Impacted by cuts
Book acquisitions43%
Periodicals/serials acquisitions34%
Library technology equipment, software32%
Online subscription acquisitions30%
Print subscriptions/aquisitions30%
Facilities upgrades/maintenance23%
Digital content collections/services22%
IT services15%
Library hours/availability14%
Don't know/unsure7%
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Release date



United States

Survey time period

March 15. - April 30., 2013

Number of respondents

796 respondents

Special properties

Public, academic, government and special libraries

Method of interview

Email survey

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