Field Descriptions for the Services Statistics Data File 2006

Files with an extension of *.xls are data files in Excel format.
Files with an extension of *.dbf are data files in dBase/foxplus format.
Please see the print reports for more comprehensive definitions.

FY2007 data will be available in early 2008.

Data from this file was used to print the FY2006 Services Report.

Field Name Definition
LIBCODE Unique library identifier - usually, but not always, the name of the municipality
TOWNSNAME Name of the municipality in which the library is located
LIBPOP 2005 population estimate served by the library
LIBGROUP Population Grouping the library is in
A=1-1,999
B=2,000-4,999
C=5,000-9,999
D=10,000-14,999
E=15,000-24,999
F=25,000-49,999
G=50,000-99,999
H=100,000+
MULTIPLE True value indicate multiple independent libraries within the municipality
CONTRACTIN True value indicates library contracts with the Board of Library Commissioners to provide various services to the region.
REGION Region in which the library is located
B=Boston
C=Central
M=Metrowest
N=Northeast
S=Southeastern
W=Western
COUNTY 2-letter code representing the county in which the library is located
BA=Barnstable
BE=Berkshire
BR=Bristol
DU=Dukes
ES=Essex
FR=Franklin
HN=Hampden
HS=Hampshire
MI=Middlesex
NA=Nantucket
NO=Norfolk
PL=Plymouth
SU=Suffolk
WO=Worcester
ANNHRSMAIN Total annual hours the library was open (main library if there are branches).
ANNHRSBRAN Total annual hours any/all branch libraries were open.
ANNHRSBKMB Total annual hours any/all bookmobiles were open.
COMPACCINT Number of computers accessing the Internet
MTRMUSES Number of uses of meeting rooms
ATTENDANCE Annual attendance (visits)
REFERENCE Annual reference transactions.
TOTSATS Total number of Saturdays open
TOTSUNS Total number of Sundays open
HRSSATS Total number of hours open on Saturdays
HRSSUNS Total number of hours open on Sundays
BRANCHES Number of branches
JUPROG Number of children's programs held
JUATTEND Attendance at children's programs
ADPROG Number of adult programs held
ADATTEND Attendance at adult programs
HRSEVES Annual hours all outlets were open in the evening.
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