Multi-section ReportsSeptember 10, 2014

Younger Americans and Public Libraries

How those under 30 engage with libraries and think about libraries’ role in their lives and communities

Pew Research CenterJuly 7, 2014

July 18-Sept. 30, 2013 – Library Typology

This survey contains questions about American adults’ (ages 16 and older) relationships with public libraries.

Multi-section ReportsApril 3, 2014

Older Adults and Technology Use

Adoption is increasing, but many seniors remain isolated from digital life

Multi-section ReportsMarch 13, 2014

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.

Multi-section ReportsJanuary 6, 2014

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.

PublicationsDecember 11, 2013

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.

Multi-section ReportsOctober 18, 2013

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.