State of America's Libraries Report 2013

Libraries and library staff continue to respond to the needs of their communities, providing key resources as budgets are reduced, speaking out forcefully against book banning attempts and advocating for free access to digital content in libraries, with a keen focus placed on ebook formats. These and other library trends of the past year are detailed in the ALA’s 2013 State of America’s Libraries Report.

Press release: State of America’s Libraries Report 2013

Zmags version of the report at American Libraries Magazine 

2013 State of America's Libraries Report (PDF 10.3 MB)


Cover: State of America's Libraries Report 2013Executive Summary
Public Libraries

Ebooks and Copyright Issues

School Libraries
Academic Libraries
Social Networking
Library Construction and Renovation
Outreach and Diversity
Washington Scene
Intellectual Freedom

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