Special Report

States With the Most Used Public Libraries

30. Oklahoma
> Index score: 1.41
> Libraries and book mobiles: 6.8 per 100,000 (23rd most)
> Visits: 4.1 per person (23rd lowest)
> Total books and documents: 6,152,180, or 1.9 per person (17th fewest)
> Population in the Oklahoma service area: 3,244,166

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29. Rhode Island
> Index score: 1.49
> Libraries and book mobiles: 5.1 per 100,000 (18th fewest)
> Visits: 3.6 per person (19th lowest)
> Total books and documents: 3,144,045, or 2.2 per person (24th fewest)
> Population in the Rhode Island service area: 1,424,662

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28. Utah
> Index score: 1.59
> Libraries and book mobiles: 4.4 per 100,000 (12th fewest)
> Visits: 4.8 per person (17th highest)
> Total books and documents: 6,358,748, or 2.1 per person (22nd fewest)
> Population in the Utah service area: 3,096,581

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27. Louisiana
> Index score: 1.59
> Libraries and book mobiles: 7.9 per 100,000 (17th most)
> Visits: 3.5 per person (17th lowest)
> Total books and documents: 11,417,466, or 2.5 per person (23rd most)
> Population in the Louisiana service area: 4,609,199

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26. Kentucky
> Index score: 1.62
> Libraries and book mobiles: 6.2 per 100,000 (24th fewest)
> Visits: 3.6 per person (18th lowest)
> Total books and documents: 9,143,825, or 2.0 per person (21st fewest)
> Population in the Kentucky service area: 4,461,272

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