Special Report

States With the Most Used Public Libraries

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45. Mississippi
> Index score: 0.60
> Libraries and book mobiles: 7.8 per 100,000 (18th most)
> Visits: 2.3 per person (2nd lowest)
> Total books and documents: 5,464,245, or 1.8 per person (14th fewest)
> Population in the Mississippi service area: 3,005,673

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44. Florida
> Index score: 0.67
> Libraries and book mobiles: 2.6 per 100,000 (2nd fewest)
> Visits: 2.9 per person (11th lowest)
> Total books and documents: 26,035,166, or 1.2 per person (3rd fewest)
> Population in the Florida service area: 21,503,969

43. North Carolina
> Index score: 0.79
> Libraries and book mobiles: 4.0 per 100,000 (10th fewest)
> Visits: 2.9 per person (8th lowest)
> Total books and documents: 15,426,176, or 1.5 per person (6th fewest)
> Population in the North Carolina service area: 10,401,960

42. South Carolina
> Index score: 0.82
> Libraries and book mobiles: 5.0 per 100,000 (16th fewest)
> Visits: 2.9 per person (10th lowest)
> Total books and documents: 8,483,320, or 1.8 per person (15th fewest)
> Population in the South Carolina service area: 4,652,360

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41. California
> Index score: 0.84
> Libraries and book mobiles: 3.1 per 100,000 (4th fewest)
> Visits: 3.7 per person (21st lowest)
> Total books and documents: 60,245,875, or 1.5 per person (8th fewest)
> Population in the California service area: 39,911,441

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