Younger Americans and Public Libraries
How those under 30 engage with libraries and think about libraries’ role in their lives and communities
July 18-Sept. 30, 2013 – Library Typology
This survey contains questions about American adults’ (ages 16 and older) relationships with public libraries.
Older Adults and Technology Use
Adoption is increasing, but many seniors remain isolated from digital life
From Distant Admirers to Library Lovers–and beyond
A new typology of Americans’ public engagement with public libraries, which sheds light on broader issues around the relationship between technology, libraries, and information resources in the United States.
African Americans and Technology Use
While African Americans continue to trail whites when it comes to internet use and home broadband adoption overall, young African Americans are just as likely as their white counterparts to use the internet and have especially high rates of Twitter use.
How Americans Value Public 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.
Tablet and E-reader Ownership Update
Up from 25% last year, more than half of those in households earning $75,000 or more now have tablets. Up from 19% last year, 38% of those in upper-income households now have e-readers.