The Rise of E-Reading
Director Lee Rainie shared recent survey findings and other research about the rise of e-books, their impact on people’s reading habits, and the way that library patrons are hoping to avail themselves of e-book borrowing. He also explored general …
Libraries, patrons, and e-books
12% of e-book readers have borrowed an e-book from a library. Those who use libraries are pretty heavy readers, but most are not aware they can borrow e-books.
Books or Nooks? How Americans’ reading habits are shifting in a digital world
Kristen Purcell spoke about Americans’ use of the internet and other digital technologies, and shared highlights from our report on the rise of e-reading.
Learning in the digital age
Lee Rainie will give the keynote presentation titled “Learning in the Digital Age: Where Libraries Fit In” at the 21st Annual Minitex ILL Conference in Minnesota.
Public libraries in the digital age
Mary Madden and Kathryn Zickuhr presented findings on the rise of e-reading, including reading-device ownership and the general reading habits/preferences of Americans.
E-books aren’t just for e-readers: A deep dive into the data
While there is a tendency to associate e-books with dedicated e-reading devices, we found that among people who read e-books, just as many read their e-books on a desktop or laptop computer as on an e-book reader like a Kindle or Nook—and more people read e-books on their cell phones than on tablet computers.
Do you borrow e-books from your local public library?
If you check out or download e-books from your local public library, please take our qualitative online survey and tell us about your experiences!
Print books vs. e-books: Which is better for what
Our recent e-reading report has received a lot of attention over the past week, and one section in particular that seemed to spark conversation was our “print vs. e-books” showdown. When does print win out over e-books (and vice versa?)
Why people like to read
Asked to tell us what they like most about book reading, those who had read a book in the past 12 months gave a host of reasons that ranged from the highly practical to the sublime.
The rise of e-reading
21% of Americans have read an e-book. The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them.