Public Library Statistics

We collect statistics about library usage, users, collections and expenditure from public libraries in New Zealand.

During 2012/13 we reviewed the way we collect statistics. The revised measures will allow us to make comparisons between library services in New Zealand, Australia and Canada.

Our revised statistical tools draw extensively on ISO Standards:

  • AS/NZS ISO 4789 (International library statistics)

  • AS/NZS ISO 4789 Annex A (Measuring the use of electronic library services).

We will be reviewing the data collected and published in 2018 to produce a more streamlined report.






For an interactive map featuring all New Zealand public libraries.