Volumes And Pamphlets Added And Books Issued.

Periodicals.

Volumes Added

During the

Year.

Pamphlets

Added During the Year.

Books Issued for Home Use.

Books Issued for Use in

Library.

Division.

Libraries Reporting.

Number.

Libraries Reporting.

Number.

Libraries Reporting.

Number.

Libraries Reporting.

Number.

Libraries Reporting.

Number.

United States. .

3,036

209,412

3,684

2,156,992

1,455

549,326

2,405

48,410,128

783

9,609,632

N. Atlantic Div.

1,352

118,731

1,787

1,128,085

580

269,322

1,347

27,105,291

3S6

3,979,467

S.Atlantic Div..

245

19,639

265

175,323

122

67,117

117

1,726,203

48

802,769

S. Central Div..

191

6,034

202

73,320

118

29,914

75

420.470

44

165,555

N. Central Div..

1,010

51,258

1,161

630,959

508

139,820

711

15,358,076

243

3,754,728

Western Div.. .

238

13,750

269

194,305

127

43,153

155

3,800,088

62

907,113

Sources Of Support

Classification.

Division.

Own or Rent Buildings.

Supported by

Taxation or by

Corporation.

Free or Subscription.

Circulating or Reference.

Own.

Rent.

Not Reporting.

By Taxation.

By Corporation.

By Both.

Free.

Free for Reference.

Subscription.

Circulating.

Reference.

Both.

United States

1,040

592

3,751

2,375

2,870

138

2,734

1,735

914

447

1,148

3,788

N. Atlan. Div.

612

286

1,575

1,029

1,329

115

1,417

701

355

251

459

1,763

S. Atlan. Div.

54

23

344

113

302

6

88

233

100

21

128

272

S. Cent. Div. .

44

19

311

94

269

11

85

191

98

14

124

236

N. Cent. Div.

293

203

1,232

931

793

4

946

486

296

141

341

1,246

Western Div.

37

61

289

208

177

2

198

124

65

20

96

271

General Classification Of Libraries

Division.

General.

School.

College.

College Society.

Law.

Theological.

Medical.

Government.

State.

Asylum, etc.

Young Men's Christian Association.

Masonic.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Other Society.

Scientific.

Historical.

Garrison.

Mercantile.

United States

1,979

1,725

689

53

162

120

63

35

43

65

82

19

15

160

83

63

11

16

N. Atlan. Div.

1,172

696

117

23

74

57

31

2

6

34

53

3

2

107

41

39

5

11

S. Atlan. Div.

67

120

112

10

17

13

8

28

5

3

8

4

2

10

8

5

1

S. Cent. Div..

50

137

133

8

8

6

3

1

8

3

4

4

2

5

1

1

N. Cent. Div..

576

634

276

12

37

38

17

3

18

22

13

4

5

28

25

15

2

3

West. Div.....

114

138

51

26

6

4

1

6

3

4

4

4

10

8

4

2

2

Classification According To Size

Division.

Number of Volumes to a Library.

500,000 and over.

300,000 to 499,999.

100,000 to 299,999.

50,000 to 99,999.

25,000 to 49,999.

10,000 to 24,999.

5,000 to 9,999.

1,000 to 4,999.

United States. .

4

3

47

90

193

526

866

3,654

N. Atlantic Div.

3

2

24

53

100

242

429

1,620

S. Atlantic Div.

1

5

11

23

60

73

248

S. Central Div. .

1

3

11

26

46

287

N. Central Div..

1

13

18

46

162

262

1,226

Western Div...........

4

5

13

36

56

273

Chart Showing Relative Number Of Volumes To Each 100 Population In 1900.

Chart Showing Relative Number Of Volumes To Each 100 Population In 1900.

Distribution Of Libraries And Volumes

Division.

Libraries.

Volumes.

Population,

Census of

1900.

Number of

People per

Library.

Books per 100 of Population.

United States.......................

5,383

44,591,851

75,997,687

14,118

59

North Atlantic Div.. . .

2,473

23,410,577

21,045,748

8,510

111

South Atlantic Div. .. .

421

5,303,237

10,445,486

24,811

51

South Central Div.............

374

1,886,731

14,079,861

37,647

13

North Central Div. . . .

1,728

11,211,710

26,335,243

15,240

43

Western Division............

387

2,779,596

4,091,349

10,572

68

- From Reports of the Bureau of Education.

The Relation Of Libraries To Population.

The Relation Of Libraries To Population.

in 5,383 libraries there were in 1900, 44,591,851 volumes.

in 5,383 libraries there were in 1900, 44,591,851 volumes.