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
8231Libraries24,987
823100Libraries3,933
82310000Libraries3,933
823101Specialized libraries633
82310100Specialized libraries158
82310101Law library253
82310102Medical library160
82310103Religious library62
823102College and military post libraries383
82310200College and military post libraries14
82310201College or university library343
82310202Junior college library5
82310203Military post library21
823103General public libraries18,519
82310300General public libraries319
82310301Circulating library15
82310302Government library183
82310303Lending library56
82310304Public library17,946
823104Library services1,519
82310400Library services839
82310401Book rental36
82310402Documentation center644