I am interested in data on the utilization of US libraries. Ideally I would like listings of libraries with locations, a complete listing of their available catalog of books, and a history of which books were checked out when. It's fine if the check out history is de-identified.

Is there a centralized place where this data is available rather than querying individual library systems which are usually organized at the county or city level?


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Please have a look here, this looks quite promising: https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/libraries/aca_data.asp

And there is even more information available here: https://www.imls.gov/research-evaluation/data-collection/public-libraries-survey/explore-pls-data/pls-data

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