Reasons for not borrowing e-books from libraries in the U.S. in 2011

The statistic presents reasons for not borrowing e-books from public libraries, named by respondents in the U.S. in 2011. Eight percent of the people surveyed stated they did not use the library or that there was no library nearby where they lived.

What would you say is the main reason you do not borrow e-books from your public library?

Share of respondents
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Release date

June 2012


United States

Survey time period

November 16 to December 21, 2011

Number of respondents

n = 2,874

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

People who did not read an e-book in the past 12 months and people who read an e-book in the past 12 months but don’t check out e-books from the library

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The survey was conducted in English and in Spanish.

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