Texas Public Libraries: Economic Benefits and Return on Investment

Texas Public Libraries: Economic Benefits and Return on Investment
Authors/editors: Jarrett, James E.; Kuipers, Rebecca
Type: technical report
Publisher: Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin
Date: 2012-12
Full text: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/19093

Description

Report examining the economic benefits of Texas public libraries. Includes 40 case profiles of specific libraries’ activities which benefit businesses, business organizations, self-employed individuals, employees, and job seekers. In 2011 Texas public libraries collectively were found to provide $2.407 billion in benefits while costing less than $0.545 billion, a return on investment of $4.42 for each dollar invested. Prepared by the Bureau of Business Research for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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