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Library Statistics and State Aid

  • Michigan Public Library Governance
    Michigan public libraries are established according to statute into the following categories:
    Type of Governance Number of Libraries
    City 81
    County 16
    District 163
    School District 18
    Township 100
    Village 14

    Updated 02/11/2015

  • State Aid Per Capita Rates
    See the above link for figures from 2000-2014.

  • State Aid, Penal Fines, and Library Statistics State aid grants to libraries are per capita grants awarded annually to public libraries, according to statute.

    Penal fines are distributed to public libraries by county treasurers. The amount is determined yearly based on population and local laws.

    Statistical data is submitted by libraries annually via the Annual Report/State Aid Application. Data is reviewed, analyzed, compiled and submitted to the Federal Government via the PLSC program.

  • Public Library Compiled Data Michigan Public Library Statistics are compiled from the Annual Report/State Aid Application submitted by public libraries. Data from filing seasons 2013/2014, 2012/2013, 2011/2012, 2010/2011, and 2009/2010, are available online.

State Aid

Penal Fines Distribution

Michigan Public Libraries Data Digest