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.

Internet & Tech Dec. 28, 2012

Internet Access at Libraries

African-Americans and Latinos were more likely than whites to access the internet at their local library, as were parents of minor children, those under age 50, and those with some college experience.

Internet & Tech Dec. 20, 2012

How Communities Differ in Their Reading Habits

Reading is foundational to learning and the information acquisition upon which people make decisions. For centuries, the capacity to read has been a benchmark of literacy and involvement in community life.

Internet & Tech Oct. 23, 2012

In Digital Age, Young Americans Keep Reading, In Print and e-Book Forms

More than eight-in-ten Americans between the ages of 16 and 29 read a book in the past year, and six in ten used their local public library.