NAICS CODE 519120 - Libraries and Archives

Industry Sector

Information

Total Companies

30,423

Est. Employment

26,272

Description

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing library or archive services. These establishments are engaged in maintaining collections of documents (e.g., books, journals, newspapers, and music) and facilitating the use of such documents (recorded information regardless of its physical form and characteristics) as are required to meet the informational, research, educational, or recreational needs of their user. These establishments may also acquire, research, store, preserve, and generally make accessible to the public historical documents, photographs, maps, audio material, audiovisual material, and other archival material of historical interest. All or portions of these collections may be accessible electronically.

Snapshot

NAICS Code 519120 - Libraries and Archives is a final level code of the “Information” Sector. There are 30,423 companies classified in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 26,272 people.

Industry Examples

Common types of examples within NAICS Code 519120 - Libraries and Archives are:

  • Archives
  • Bookmobiles
  • Centers for documentation (i.e., archives)
  • Circulating libraries
  • Film archives
  • Lending libraries
  • Libraries (except motion picture stock footage, motion picture commercial distribution)
  • Library (except motion picture stock footage, motion picture commercial distribution)
  • Motion picture film libraries, archives
  • Music archives
  • Reference libraries

Cross-References

For some business types, there may be a similar industry to NAICS Code 519120 - Libraries and Archives that is a better classification match. Establishments primarily engaged in: