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CA Department of Education Library Survey

This is the annual online school library survey for California schools conducted each year.

Education Code Section 18122 directs local governing boards to report to the California Department of Education (CDE) on the condition of school libraries. CDE created this online data collection survey to meet the Education Code requirement and to develop an accurate picture of the condition of school libraries across the state.

The annual online survey is closed and currently undergoing renovation. The newly renovated survey to collect information from individual schools about their libraries in 2015-2016 should be available in early Fall. Survey results from prior years are available anytime on the Survey Results from Current Year and Prior Years Website.

For district or county downloads, contact Lisa Leiplein at 916-319-0441 or for assistance.

Tutorials - Let your automation system calculate the answer to survey question 11. Special thanks to Janice Gilmore-See (La Mesa-Spring Valley School District), Kathie Maier (Anaheim Union High School District), and Marie Slim (Fullerton Joint Union School District) for preparing the Screencasts.

Current Survey Participation - Information about schools that participated in prior surveys is also available. Use for a quick review of which schools participated.

Survey Results from Current Year and Prior Years - Use this option to print this year's survey once completed. The answers provided by participating schools are available about academic years 1999 to 2015.

Begin Survey - The survey collecting information about 2014-2015 has ended. It will open in early Fall 2016 to collect information about 2015-2016.

A Statistical Snapshot of California School Libraries is also available.

Questions: Lisa Leiplein | | 916-319-0441 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, September 7, 2016