What kind of library user are you?

Are you a “Library Lover”? An “Information Omnivore”? Or are you totally “Off the Grid”? Take our library engagement quiz to learn how your library habits and attitudes stack up against the general population. You can also use this quiz to gather information for your own library or community group.

This quiz is a condensed version of the questions asked in our nationally representative survey of 6,224 Americans ages 16 and older in September 2013. You can learn more about the findings from that survey in the full library engagement typology report.

Set up or take a customized version of this quiz for your community:

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Have you, personally, ever visited a public library or used a public library bookmobile in person? If yes, have you done this in the past 12 months?

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Have you, personally, ever used a public library website? If yes, have you done this in the past 12 months?

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Which of the following best describes the place where you now live?

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Do you happen to know where the closest public library is to where you currently live, or are you not sure?

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Approximately how many miles from your home is the closest public library?

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If you, personally, wanted to visit a public library in person, would that be…

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If you, personally, wanted to use the website of a local public library, would that be…

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If your local public library closed, would that have a major impact, minor impact or no impact on you and your family?

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If your local public library closed, would that have a major impact, minor impact or no impact on your community as a whole?

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Agree or Disagree: Because it provides free access to materials and resources, the public library plays an important role in giving everyone a chance to succeed

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Agree or Disagree: Public libraries provide many services people would have a hard time finding elsewhere

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Agree or Disagree: Public libraries are important because they promote literacy and a love of reading

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Agree or Disagree: Having a public library improves the quality of life in a community

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Do you have a library card for a public library?

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Does anyone else in your household ever visit a public library or bookmobile or use a public library website?

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How often do you visit public libraries or bookmobiles in person?

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How often do you use a public library website?

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Overall, how well-informed do you feel you are about the different services and programs your public library offers? Do you feel like you know…

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If you had to describe the physical condition of the public library nearest you, would you say it is…

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Based on your own experiences, would you say…

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And in your experience, is it usually very easy, easy, difficult or very difficult to find what you’re looking for when you visit a public library?