Public Library Data

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners collects and analyzes public library financial, demographic, staffing, and service data.

Public library directors may access the Reports Manager section of LibPAS (username and password required) to create your own reports.

Data can be accessed through the following links without a username or password. (Data collected beginning in FY2010 can be downloaded into an Excel spreadsheet -- see instructions at the bottom of this page.)

Excel Download Instructions

Step 1:

While viewing a report, click on the Excel icon in the lower left corner of the page to download it as an Excel spreadsheet.

Screenshot highlighting Excel icon in lower left corner of LibPas interface

Step 2:

Once the download is complete, you'll see this box. Choose whether you want to open the file or save it to your computer, then click OK.

Screenshot of box prompting users to open or save Excel file

Step 3:

If you see this message when Excel opens, click "Yes." You should now be able to view the report as a spreadsheet.

Screenshot of message confirming the user wants to open the downloaded file

For more information, contact Mary Rose Quinn at x220 (, or Liz Babbitt at x227 (

Page last updated on 09/29/2015