Younger Americans and Public Libraries
How those under 30 engage with libraries and think about libraries’ role in their lives and communities
Public library engagement in the United States
An overview of three years of research into Americans’ relationships with public libraries in the digital age.
Who Uses Libraries and Who Doesn’t: A Special Typology
The new library-user landscape and how librarians can explore it themselves
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.
The Future of Libraries
The seven questions libraries need to address as they consider future services and their role for their patrons and communities.
Millennials and Libraries
Lee Rainie discussed the project’s research about younger Americans and how libraries fit into their lives.
Libraries & the Big Picture: Facts, Trends, & Next!
The Pew Research Center’s next report on public libraries in the digital age is being released in March—an in-depth analysis of library users’ and non-users’ habits and attitudes. Research Associate Kathryn Zickuhr explains the findings and their implications for libraries as they plan for the future.
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.
Pew Research Update at ALA Midwinter
Lee Rainie, director of Pew Internet and co-author of Networked: The New Social Operating System, is scheduled to discuss Pew Internet’s new report on public libraries at ALA Midwinter
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.