Impact Study

Georgia’s 408 public libraries provide social benefits of $562.1 million and economic impacts of $170.7 million annually, according to a study by the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government and funded by the Georgia Public Library Service. Georgia’s public libraries also provide tremendous value in return for the investment of public dollars and private donations. For each dollar funded to the libraries, society receives an estimated $3.21 in goods and services plus indirect economic benefits.

“This report demonstrates what patrons already know: Georgia’s public libraries are learning centers that empower their community members to achieve their goals at any stage of life,” said State Librarian Julie Walker. “Libraries have reimagined their spaces, collections, and services to meet their community’s needs.”

Cobb County Public Library Impact Study

Annual Reports

2019 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report




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