Public Library Survey

Reporting date: June 30, 2024

The Public Library Survey (PLS) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) requires public libraries to report data from their library consortia. NC LIVE provides using the following information to incorporate into your library's holdings and circulation data for NC LIVE-provided resources for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024.

The State Library of North Carolina generally pre-fills the NC LIVE-related information for all public libraries. These numbers may vary from the general collection numbers, depending on the definitions from IMLS. NC LIVE has used the definitions provided by IMLS to determine which of our collections should be included in each count. Please contact your State Library representative if you have additional questions.

Question No.Data ElementTotalDetails
G.17NC LIVE Licensed Databases85This figure is a count of all NC LIVE subscribed databases, and does not include free resources or serials.
G.19NC LIVE eBooks325,452NC LIVE reported collections include: ABC-CLIO Ebooks, Credo Reference, Credo Contemporary Ebooks, Ebook Central Academic and Public Library Complete, Ebook Central Permanent Collection, eBooks on EBSCOhost,  Gale Ebooks, HomeGrown Ebooks Collection, purchased hoopla Ebooks, JSTOR ebooks, LearningExpress Library, Omnigraphics Health Reference Series Ebooks, SIRS Discoverer
G.20NC LIVE eAudio3,395NC LIVE collections included: hoopla Audio
G.21NC LIVE eVideo65,060NC LIVE collections included: Ferguson's Career Guidance Center, Films on Demand, Just for Kids, PQ Nursing & Allied Health Videos, PQ Research Companion
G.22NC LIVE ePeriodicals0Reported as "0" because ePeriodicals are popular magazines or newspapers, such Flipster and Zinio, and OverDrive. NC LIVE does not subscribe to periodicals in any of these resources.
H.19NC LIVE eBook circulationSee Usage StatisticsNC LIVE reported ebook collections: Credo Reference, Ebook Central, Ebooks on EBSCOhost, eLibrary, Gale Ebooks, HomeGrown Ebooks, hoopla ebooks.
H.25NC LIVE eAudio circulationSee Usage StatisticsNC LIVE reported audiobook collections: hoopla purchased audiobooks
H.31NC LIVE eVideo circulationSee Usage StatisticsNC LIVE reported eVideo collections include: Ferguson's Career Guidance Center, Films on Demand, Just for Kids, PQ Nursing & Allied Health Videos, PQ Research Companion
H.42NC LIVE Retrieval of Electronic InformationSee Usage StatisticsThis total should not count usage for databases included in eBooks, eAudio circulation totals above. The "FT Views" column in NC LIVE Usage Statistics Reports can be used to calculate this number.

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