Special Report

States With the Most Used Public Libraries

5. Maine
> Index score: 3.42
> Libraries and book mobiles: 19.9 per 100,000 (2nd most)
> Visits: 5.1 per person (10th highest)
> Total books and documents: 6,094,863, or 4.6 per person (the most)
> Population in the Maine service area: 1,311,255

4. Ohio
> Index score: 3.45
> Libraries and book mobiles: 6.7 per 100,000 (24th most)
> Visits: 5.9 per person (the highest)
> Total books and documents: 37,946,591, or 3.3 per person (12th most)
> Population in the Ohio service area: 11,510,799

Source: Christa Boaz / iStock Unreleased via Getty Images

3. Iowa
> Index score: 3.68
> Libraries and book mobiles: 18.4 per 100,000 (3rd most)
> Visits: 5.3 per person (7th highest)
> Total books and documents: 11,602,054, or 3.7 per person (6th most)
> Population in the Iowa service area: 3,095,494

2. Kansas
> Index score: 4.18
> Libraries and book mobiles: 15.1 per 100,000 (6th most)
> Visits: 5.4 per person (6th highest)
> Total books and documents: 8,659,726, or 3.4 per person (8th most)
> Population in the Kansas service area: 2,510,916

Source: ErikaMitchell / iStock Editorial via Getty Images

1. Vermont
> Index score: 4.27
> Libraries and book mobiles: 30.1 per 100,000 (the most)
> Visits: 5.5 per person (3rd highest)
> Total books and documents: 2,922,933, or 4.6 per person (2nd most)
> Population in the Vermont service area: 631,386

Sponsored: Find a Qualified Financial Advisor

Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to 3 fiduciary financial advisors in your area in 5 minutes. Each advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a fiduciary standard to act in your best interests. If you’re ready to be matched with local advisors that can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.