Ensure the future direction of your library is consistent with the needs of your community.
Access tens of thousands of data points to create maps, reports, and analyses designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of your changing community and help you plan successfully for the future of your library. We help libraries across the country enhance their collection development, strategic planning, community programming, and grant application efforts.
Download: Public Libraries Brochure
PolicyMap contains a wide array of community-level data ranging from age characteristics to education levels, transit access, school performance, occupations, and family composition.
Download our Public Libraries brochure for more information about our data topics and sources.
Customer Story: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
We want to maximize successful outcomes for our community, and yet we know we only have limited resources. This is exactly the kind of information we need to help guide our decision making.-Holly McCullough, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: Office of Programs and Partnerships
Read the July 2015 issue of Strategic Library to learn how Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and two other libraries use PolicyMap.
Get instant access to the web’s largest place-based data library
Explore maps and create custom reports with data related to demographics, transit access, occupations, family composition, education, and more. Available data is continuously updated.
Focus on interpreting data, not on time-intensive data collection
With tens of thousands of data points available for mapping and reporting, you can start analyzing your community from the moment you sign up.
Upload your patron data or program information
Visualize where your patrons live on a map and identify demographic shifts in those neighborhoods. Identify partners using our data on museums, colleges and universities, health centers, and more.
Schedule A Demo For Your Library
Ready to plan for your library’s future? Request a personalized demo to learn how PolicyMap helps improve collection development, strategic planning, grant applications, community programming and more.
Good Data, Smart Decisions.
We’ve curated all of the information you need about a place. PolicyMap organizes the data you need by the topics you care about:
Race & Ethnicity
Age & Sex
People With Disabilities
Computer & Internet Access
Foreign Born Populations
Sources Of Income
What You Can Do With PolicyMap
Make maps with your data and ours.
Visualize the impact of your organization or the needs of your community with our exclusive data.
Upload your own data.
Use our unlimited self-service data loader to overlay your address-level data on top of PolicyMap’s.
Download Our data.
Use our data in your own research, mapping and presentation tools.
Gain insights with reports.
Instantly run community profiles for your community or a custom area.
Find areas with overlapping criteria.
Analyze your community with multi-layer maps for hot spots, or to identify gaps.
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