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Library User Quiz Help Center

This page provides resources to help you create and share a library user type quiz for your community or group. Below are links to step-by-step instructions for creating your own version of the quiz, as well as answers to frequently asked questions and tips for sharing the quiz with your group. If you have any additional questions that are not answered on this page, please contact us.

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Step-by-step instructions

How to create a library user quiz for your community or group


Who should create a community quiz? What should I do if I forget my group ID? How big does my group need to be to get results?  See answers to common questions about community quizzes.

Tips for sharing the quiz

We want to make it easy for you to encourage your patrons, colleagues, or other community members to take your group’s version of the library user quiz. We’ve included sample language for sharing your quiz with your community or group, including sample language for email and social media sharing, code you can copy and paste into your website to embed a link to the quiz on your website or blog, and a flyer you can edit and print out. When inviting members of your group to take your quiz, be sure to use your unique URL or group ID from the email you received after registering. In addition, be deliberate about who you share your unique URL or group ID with; anyone who takes the quiz from your unique URL or group ID will be counted in your results.

About the Library User Type quiz

The Library User Quiz (“What Kind Of Library User Are You?”) shows you how your library habits stack up against the general public. The quiz is based on the Pew Research Center Internet Project’s Library Typology survey, the latest in a series of library research.  Any information collected in any version of the library user quiz will be anonymous and not personally identifiable; Pew Research protects our website users’ privacy. The quiz was created by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, which aims to be an authoritative source on the evolution of the internet through surveys that examine how Americans use the internet and how their activities affect their lives. The project takes no positions on policy issues related to the internet. It does not endorse technologies, industry sectors, companies, nonprofit organizations, or individuals. The Internet Project is directed by Lee Rainie and is part of the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. The center conducts public opinion polling, demographic studies, media content analysis, and other empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take positions on any of the issues it covers or on policy debates.

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