Released: October 15, 2013
Twin Cities libraries innovate to remain relevant in digital age
A 2012 study by the Pew Research Center found that 80 percent of Americans think loaning books and reference librarians are “very important” services. Free access to computers and the internet is very important to 77 percent.
The survey found demand for even wider uses of technology, including online research services, apps-based access to library materials and programs and GPS navigation apps to help patrons find materials inside libraries.