Internet & TechDecember 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 & TechJune 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 & TechMay 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 & TechJanuary 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 & TechDecember 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 & TechDecember 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 & TechDecember 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 & TechOctober 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.

Internet & TechJune 22, 2012

Libraries, Patrons, and e-Books

About one-in-ten readers of e-books borrowed one from the library in the past year. But a majority of Americans do not know that this service is provided by their local library.

Internet & TechApril 4, 2012

The Rise of E-Reading

One-fifth of American adults have read an e-book. The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them.