America’s Star Libraries 2018

The LJ Index of Public Library Service

Every public library is a star to the community it serves. LJ’s Star Library Ratings and the LJ Index of Public Library Service spotlight the best of the best across America. The 2018 edition, sponsored by Baker & Taylor’s CollectConnect, is the 11th. This year, 7,361 U.S. public libraries are scored on the LJ Index, and there are 257 Star Libraries.

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New stars, repeat stars, and changing constellations

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Where this year's star libraries are located and what states are missing

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Database use and website visits to join the Index

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A Q&A with Linda Hofshire, CO Library Research Service

Waiting for Wi-Fi

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Library wifi use once again just misses the reporting threshold for addition to the Index, but will join in 2019

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How top performing states successfully collect wifi data from their public libraries

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A list of free and cheap resources and tips for how to count your library’s wifi sessions

By the Numbers

2018 Star Library Index Scores by Spending Category

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