North Carolina Public Library Data

“A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.”

- Andrew Carnegie

About this website

The North Carolina Public Library Data website is a project out of the North Carolina State Library, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. First developed in 2013, this website is meant to be a resource for North Carolina public libraries, policy makers, and the general public. We hope that this content will assist North Carolina libraries in exploring data about themselves and their peers, support public library advocacy, and help make the case for the value of public libraries.

This website was created and is maintained by the Consultant for Communications and Data Analysis in the Library Development office of the State Library of North Carolina. Please contact Amanda Johnson for more information,


This website template was designed by The HTML5/CSS3 template is called Point 02 and can be freely downloaded here.

The home page infographic of the Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study was created by the PLFTAS study staff and modified to fit on this website by State Library staff. The home page image of a father and son reading is part of materials made available to the State Library and other libraries by Every Child Ready to Read 2nd edition. The home page image of a hand cupping a plant is part of the free website template designed and made freely available online by