List of Libraries in PLDF3

Beginning Date

The beginning date the various states reported is available. This file proved useful in making calculations in the process of developing PLDF3. The term “first year” is used in the table of the list of libraries in PLDF3 that is made available below to mean the first year that particular library reported to FSCS. In most cases, the beginning date and first year are the same but not in all cases.

These files have the list of libraries in different formats. Each has a line for each of the 10,174 public libraries ever reporting to NCES or IMLS and now in PLDF3.

The list of the libraries is of the following form:

Format of the List of Libraries Files with Samples
newkey span first year last year ZIP state CITY LIBNAME
CO0001 A 1987 2003 80229 CO THORNTON ADAMS COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM
CO0074 A 1987 2003 80421 CO LOUISVILLE LOUISVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
CO0082 A 1987 2003 80421 CO GRAND JUNCTION MESA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
CO0091 S 1987 1989 80743 CO Otis Otis PL
CO0094 A 1987 2003 80421 CO BAILEY PARK COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

These libraries listed were on the main PLDF3 page except for Otis PL which was included to show a library with a span that is other than A. Otis (CO0091) began reporting data in 1987 and stopped in 1989 having reported data for three years. The information in this file and the newkey were gleaned from the 1989 data. Curiously, during those three years, Otis had three separate FSCSKEYs.

The list of libraries files are in order by newkey

The list of libraries for the states for which a PLDF3 file is available as an ASCII text file, a .csv, and .ods and .xlsx formatted spreadsheets. The .xlsx file is derived from the LibreOffice Calc .ods file with a "save as."

Available formats
Format Filename Size Date
CSV listolibs.csv 805KB 7/17/18
ASCII text listolibs.txt 795KB 7/17/18
Libre Office Calc spreadsheet listolibs.ods 326KB 7/17/18
Excel spreadsheet listolibs.xlsx 499KB 7/17/18

July 17, 2018

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