Internet & TechAugust 30, 2017

Most Americans – especially Millennials – say libraries can help them find reliable, trustworthy information

Many Americans say they’d benefit from help in finding trustworthy information online, and about eight-in-ten adults say public libraries can help.

Internet & TechJune 21, 2017

Millennials are the most likely generation of Americans to use public libraries

About half of U.S. Millennials have visited a public library or bookmobile in the past year.

Fact TankNovember 23, 2016

Who doesn’t read books in America?

About a quarter of American adults (26%) say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year. Who, exactly, are these non-book readers?

Internet & TechSeptember 9, 2016

Libraries 2016

Trends in visiting public libraries have steadied, and many Americans have high expectations for what their local libraries should offer

Pew Research CenterApril 7, 2016

Libraries and Learning

Most Americans think that local libraries serve the educational needs of their communities and families well. But many do not know about key education services libraries provide.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 15, 2015

Libraries at the Crossroads

Americans believe libraries are important community institutions and profess interest in libraries offering a range of new program possibilities. Yet, even as the public expresses interest in additional library services, there are signs that the share of Americans visiting libraries has edged downward over the past three years.

Pew Research CenterMarch 17, 2015

Public Libraries and Hispanics

Hispanic immigrants are less likely than U.S.-born Hispanics, whites and blacks to use public libraries. But Hispanic immigrants who have made their way to public libraries stand out as the most appreciative of what libraries have to offer.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 10, 2014

How Young Americans Engage With Libraries

Millennials are more likely than older adults to have used a library website in the past year and just as likely to have read a book, but they are among the least likely to say that libraries are important: just 19% say their library’s closing would have a major impact on them.

Fact TankJuly 8, 2014

Public libraries and the quiz-takers who love them

The Pew Research Center recently released a library user quiz sorting Americans into different typologies based on how they use and view libraries. Here are the results.

Fact TankJune 30, 2014

7 surprises about libraries in our surveys

As librarians around the country gather in Las Vegas for the American Library Association’s annual conference, here are findings that stand out from our research.