One of the topics often discussed by our section is the Value of Public Libraries to their community – also referred to as ‘Return on Investment’ or ROI.

Over the past few years we have noted a few of these on our blog. This document provides a link through to those blog posts.

If you have more studies to add to our list please contact our web editor, Jan Richards at


  • Value of Public Libraries 26 January 2013
    This detailed list provides details of a number of reports and studies from around the world with abstracts and links where available. This is a great place to start your research.


Other projects which haven’t been reported on the blog: