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ALA Library Fact Sheets

The ALA Library receives inquiries from librarians across the country and around the world, as well as from the general public, on a wide variety of library topics.  We have prepared fact sheets on the most asked-about topics, as noted below.

If you don't see your topic, or if you need more information than is provided on the fact sheets, feel free to contact the ALA Library Reference Desk by telephone: 800-545-2433, extension 2153; fax: 312-280-3255; e-mail:; or regular mail: ALA Library, American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611-2795.

Related Links

Frequently Asked Questions from Authors and Publishers
Statistics About Libraries web page, from the Office for Research and Statistics
Frequently Asked Questions About Books and Reading