SIC Industry Description

Industry: 8231—Libraries
Establishments primarily engaged in providing library services, including the circulation of books and other materials for reading, study, and reference. Establishments primarily engaged in operating motion picture film libraries are classified in Industry 7829.

Centers for documentationLibraries, printed matter
Circulating librariesRental of books
Lending libraries
Codes Titles Total Marketable US Businesses
8231Libraries26,022
823100Libraries5,293
82310000Libraries5,293
823101Specialized libraries735
82310100Specialized libraries185
82310101Law library300
82310102Medical library179
82310103Religious library71
823102College and military post libraries505
82310200College and military post libraries20
82310201College or university library454
82310202Junior college library8
82310203Military post library23
823103General public libraries17,769
82310300General public libraries551
82310301Circulating library21
82310302Government library218
82310303Lending library74
82310304Public library16,905
823104Library services1,720
82310400Library services998
82310401Book rental41
82310402Documentation center681