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
8231Libraries23,647
823100Libraries6,636
82310000Libraries6,636
823101Specialized libraries679
82310100Specialized libraries176
82310101Law library267
82310102Medical library168
82310103Religious library68
823102College and military post libraries426
82310200College and military post libraries19
82310201College or university library377
82310202Junior college library8
82310203Military post library22
823103General public libraries14,343
82310300General public libraries1,253
82310301Circulating library18
82310302Government library201
82310303Lending library70
82310304Public library12,801
823104Library services1,563
82310400Library services867
82310401Book rental42
82310402Documentation center654