Reasons for visiting a library in the U.S. as of October 2012

Leading reasons for visiting a library in the past 12 months in the United States as of October 2012

Reasons for visiting a library in the U.S. as of October 2012 This statistic shows the leading reasons for visiting a library in the past 12 months in the United States as of October 2012. During the survey, 54 percent of respondents said they visited a library in the past year to research topics of interest.
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Leading reasons for visiting a library in the past 12 months in the United States as of October 2012

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Share of respondents
Borrow print books73%
Browse the shelves for books or media73%
Research topics of interest54%
Get help from a librarian50%
Sit, read, and study, or watch or listen to media49%
Use a research database46%
Attend or bring a younger person to a class, program or event designed for children or teens41%
Borrow a DVD or videotape of a movie or TV show.40%
Read or check out printed magazines or newspapers.31%
Attend a meeting of a group23%
Attend a class, program, or lecture for adults21%
Borrow or download an audio book17%
Borrow a music CD16%
Share of respondents
Borrow print books73%
Browse the shelves for books or media73%
Research topics of interest54%
Get help from a librarian50%
Sit, read, and study, or watch or listen to media49%
Use a research database46%
Attend or bring a younger person to a class, program or event designed for children or teens41%
Borrow a DVD or videotape of a movie or TV show.40%
Read or check out printed magazines or newspapers.31%
Attend a meeting of a group23%
Attend a class, program, or lecture for adults21%
Borrow or download an audio book17%
Borrow a music CD16%
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This statistic shows the leading reasons for visiting a library in the past 12 months in the United States as of October 2012. During the survey, 54 percent of respondents said they visited a library in the past year to research topics of interest.
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