NAICS 5 Digit Industry 51912

Industry 51912

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 51912 – Libraries and Archives

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 51912: See industry description for NAICS 519120 below.

Industry Description of NAICS Code 519120: 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 These establishments may also acquire, research, store, preserve, and generally make accessible to the public historical documents, photographs, maps, audio material, audiovisual material, and other archival material of historical interest.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.

Cross-References for Industry 51912

What codes are similar to this industry that might be more applicable? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes that are similar to industry 51912. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Providing stock footage (via motion picture and video tape libraries) to the media, multimedia, and advertising industries–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 512199, Other Motion Picture and Video Industries;
  • Providing stock music to the media, multimedia, and advertising industries–are classified in Industry NAICS 512290, Other Sound Recording Industries;
  • Providing stock photos to the media, multimedia, and advertising industries–are classified in Industry NAICS 519190, All Other Information Services; and
  • Distributing film and video productions to motion picture theaters, television networks and stations, and exhibitors–are classified in Industry NAICS 512120, Motion Picture and Video Distribution.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 51912

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with industry 51912. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

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

Industry Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry (Where you are now), and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 51: Information
    • Subsector 519: Other Information Services
      • Industry Group 5191: Other Information Services
        • Industry 51912: Libraries and Archives (Current Page)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 519120: Libraries and Archives

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