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What is LibQUAL?

LibQUAL is a web-based survey offered by the Association of Research Libraries that helps libraries assess and improve library services, change organizational culture, and market the library. The survey instrument measures library users' minimum, perceived, and desired levels of service quality across three dimensions: Affect of Service, Information Control, and Library as Place.

Since 2000, more than 1,340 libraries in 35 countries have participated in LibQUAL, including college and university, community college, health sciences, and academic law libraries. This growing community of participants and its extensive data set of more than one million completed surveys are rich resources for improving library services.

Additional information about the history of LIBQUAL is available here.


What are the goals of LibQUAL?

The goals of LibQUAL are to:

  • Foster a culture of excellence in providing library service
  • Help libraries better understand user perceptions of library service quality
  • Collect and interpret library user feedback systematically over time
  • Provide libraries with comparable assessment information from peer institutions
  • Identify best practices in library service
  • Enhance library staff members' analytical skills for interpreting and acting on data

What are the benefits of LibQUAL to our library?

Library's have successfully used LibQUAL survey data to identify best practices, analyze deficits, and effectively allocate resources. LibQUAL gives you a chance to tell us where our services need improvement. The Institutional data and reports provided by LIBQUAL enables us to determine whether our services meet your expectations. We can then both both develop services that better meet your expectations and advocate for additional resources. Access to the aggregate data and reports of other LibQUAL participants allows us to compare our library's performance with that of peer institutions, and examine the practices of libraries evaluated highly by their users.


What are the elements of the LibQUAL survey itself?

The survey comprises 22 core questions, 5 outcomes questions, 3 general satisfaction questions, 3 library use questions, 6 demographic questions, 5 questions customized by the institution, and a comments box.