Reports

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Younger Americans’ Relationships with Public Libraries

September 10, 2014

How those under 30 engage with libraries and think about libraries’ role in their lives and communities

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Younger Americans’ Relationships with Public Libraries

September 10, 2014

How those under 30 engage with libraries and think about libraries’ role in their lives and communities

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From Distant Admirers to Library Lovers–and Beyond

March 13, 2014

A new typology of Americans’ public engagement with public libraries, which sheds light on broader issues around the relationship between technology, libraries, and information resources in the United States.

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E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps

January 16, 2014

The percentage of adults who read an e-book in the past year has risen to 28%, up from 23% at the end of 2012. At the same time, about seven in ten Americans reported reading a book in print, up four percentage points after a slight dip in 2012, and 14% of adults listened to an audiobook.

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How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities

December 11, 2013

54% of Americans have used a public library in the past year, and 72% live in a “library household.” Most say libraries are very important to their communities.

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Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations

June 25, 2013

Americans ages 16-29 are heavy technology users, including in using computers and internet at libraries. At the same time, most still read and borrow printed books, and value a mix of traditional and technological library services.

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Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading

May 01, 2013

Parents of minor children have a special relationship with libraries. Most believe libraries are very important for their children and provide extra resources that are not available at home.

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Library Services in the Digital Age

January 22, 2013

The internet has already had a major impact on how people find and access information, and now the rising popularity of e-books is helping transform Americans’ reading habits. In this changing landscape, public libraries are trying to adjust their services to these new realities while still serving the needs of patrons who rely on more traditional resources.

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Mobile Connections to Libraries

December 31, 2012

13% of those ages 16 and older have accessed library websites via mobile devices.

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E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines

December 27, 2012

23% of Americans ages 16 and older read an e-book in the past year, up from 16% the year before. The share who read a print book declined to 67%, from 72%.

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Reading Habits in Different Communities

December 20, 2012

Residents of urban, suburban, and rural areas vary in their purposes for reading, their use of digital content, their engagement with public libraries, and where they turn for book recommendations

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