Libraries Matter: Impact Research

Libraries Matter is a listing of studies that are useful in making the case about the value of libraries to community members and other stakeholders. The annotated list includes studies that show the economic, educational and social value of libraries. The links include bibliographic information to assist in locating the full reports. Contact the ALA Office for Research & Statistics for more information.

Economic Impact of Libraries

Libraries have a large impact on the local economy and workforce development through the provision of a variety of classes and resources.
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Impact on Community Development

Libraries are open to all and create a common bond to all living in a community.
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Impact on Literacy and Education

Libraries are important for early literacy and partnering with all levels of education.
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