Community Group Results

History & Future of the Book course

11 people have taken this quiz in your group

Library User Group Types

Based on the responses of members in your group, percent of your group members who are...

Compared to the general public...

18% Library Lovers
45% Information Omnivores
27% Solid Center
9% Young and Restless
10% Library Lovers
20% Information Omnivores
30% Solid Center
9% Print Traditionalists
4% Not for Me
7% Young and Restless
7% Rooted and Roadblocked
10% Distant Admirers
4% Off the Grid

Explore all responses from History & Future of the Book course

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  • History & Future of the Book course
  • General Public
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?
Yes, have done this in past 12 months
82%
48%
Yes, have done this, but not in the past 12 months
18%
33%
No, have never done this
0%
19%
Have you, personally, ever used a public library website? If yes, have you done this in the past 12 months?
Yes, have done this in past 12 months
36%
30%
Yes, have done this, but not in the past 12 months
55%
14%
No, have never done this
9%
56%
Which of the following best describes the place where you now live?
A large city
0%
20%
A suburb near a large city
36%
22%
A small city or town
64%
39%
A rural area
0%
18%
Do you happen to know where the closest public library is to where you currently live, or are you not sure?
Yes, know where it is
91%
91%
Not sure
9%
9%
Approximately how many miles from your home is the closest public library?
Five miles or less
91%
79%
Six to 10 miles
0%
14%
11 to 20 miles
0%
5%
More than 20 miles away
0%
1%
If you, personally, wanted to visit a public library in person, would that be...
Very easy
91%
62%
Easy
9%
31%
Difficult
0%
5%
Very difficult
0%
2%
If you, personally, wanted to use the website of a local public library, would that be...
Very easy
45%
47%
Easy
55%
35%
Difficult
0%
9%
Very difficult
0%
5%
If your local public library closed, would that have a major impact, minor impact or no impact on you and your family?
Major impact
18%
29%
Minor impact
36%
38%
No impact
45%
32%
Community does not have a local public library
0%
0%
If your local public library closed, would that have a major impact, minor impact or no impact on your community as a whole?
Major impact
27%
63%
Minor impact
64%
27%
No impact
9%
7%
Community does not have a local public library
0%
0%
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
Strongly agree
36%
72%
Somewhat agree
64%
24%
Somewhat disagree
0%
2%
Strongly disagree
0%
2%
Agree or Disagree: Public libraries provide many services people would have a hard time finding elsewhere
Strongly agree
27%
48%
Somewhat agree
55%
33%
Somewhat disagree
0%
11%
Strongly disagree
18%
5%
Agree or Disagree: Public libraries are important because they promote literacy and a love of reading
Strongly agree
55%
77%
Somewhat agree
45%
19%
Somewhat disagree
0%
2%
Strongly disagree
0%
1%
Agree or Disagree: Having a public library improves the quality of life in a community
Strongly agree
64%
69%
Somewhat agree
36%
24%
Somewhat disagree
0%
3%
Strongly disagree
0%
2%
Do you have a library card for a public library?
Yes
73%
61%
No
27%
39%
Does anyone else in your household ever visit a public library or bookmobile or use a public library website?
Yes, someone in household visits or uses library
45%
54%
No one in household visits or uses library
55%
44%
How often do you visit public libraries or bookmobiles in person?
At least once a week
9%
14%
Several times a month
0%
17%
At least once a month
9%
26%
Less often
64%
43%
How often do you use a public library website?
At least once a week
9%
10%
Several times a month
9%
15%
At least once a month
0%
23%
Less often
18%
52%
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...
All or most of the services and programs your library offers
9%
23%
Some of what it offers
27%
47%
Not much of what it offers
64%
20%
Nothing at all
0%
10%
If you had to describe the physical condition of the public library nearest you, would you say it is…
A nice, pleasant space to be
64%
67%
An okay space but could use some improvements
27%
22%
Not a pleasant space and needs a lot of improvement
9%
1%
I have never been inside my local library
0%
9%
Based on your own experiences, would you say...
Public libraries are welcoming, friendly places
73%
94%
Public libraries are sometimes welcoming and friendly, sometimes not
9%
4%
Public libraries are not welcoming and friendly places
18%
1%
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?
Very easy
18%
35%
Easy
73%
56%
Difficult
0%
5%
Very difficult
9%
1%