Library population
The most accurate method of developing quotes starts with records of actual traffic. If you have records of past traffic, please feel free to email them to info@chatstaff.org.
However, for libraries that do not have records of actual traffic, this calculator determines probable traffic based on historical traffic from other libraries with similar populations.

If you are an academic institution and you are uncertain of your population, you can use the National Center for Education Statistics to look it up.


Library TypePopulationDescription
Four-year academic institutionFTE students, counting both undergraduate and graduate.
Two-year academic institutionFTE students.
Online Non-profit academic institutionFTE students, counting both undergraduate and graduate.
Online for-profit academic institutionFTE students, counting both undergraduate and graduate.
Urban public libraryTotal population of the service area, according to the census or other reasonable estimation.
Rural public libraryTotal population of the service area, according to the census or other reasonable estimation.





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