Fact Tank Jul. 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 Tank Jun. 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.

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Internet & Tech Jun. 9, 2014

What Kind of Library User Are You?

Are you a “Library Lover”? An “Information Omnivore”? Or are you totally “Off the Grid”? Take our library engagement quiz to learn how your library habits and attitudes stack up against the general population.

Internet & Tech Mar. 13, 2014

Two-Thirds of Americans Actively Engage with Libraries

Three-in-ten Americans are highly engaged with public libraries, and an additional 39% fall into medium engagement categories. Just 14% do not frequent libraries for personal use.

Fact Tank Jan. 24, 2014

10 facts about Americans and public libraries

Technology and the internet are changing Americans’ reading habits and also their relationship with libraries. But what hasn’t changed is Americans’ love for books.

Internet & Tech Dec. 11, 2013

Americans Strongly Value Libraries in Their Communities

Americans strongly value the role of public libraries in their communities, and most of them say they have only had positive experiences at public libraries, and value a range of library resources and services.

Internet & Tech Jun. 25, 2013

’Digital Natives’ Still Bound to Print

Even in an age of increasing digital resources, younger Americans are more likely than older Americans to use and appreciate libraries as physical spaces – places to study for class, go online, or just hang out.

Internet & Tech May. 1, 2013

Why Parents Love Libraries

The vast majority of parents of minor children feel libraries are very important for their children, not only because they foster a love of reading, but also because they provide information, resources and a safe place.

Internet & Tech Jan. 22, 2013

Library Services in the Digital Age

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.

Internet & Tech Dec. 31, 2012

Mobile Connections to Libraries

Some 13% of those ages 16 and older have visited library websites or otherwise accessed library services by mobile device. This is the first reading in a national survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project on this subject.