Most important services for libraries to offer in the U.S. as of October 2012

This statistic shows the most important services for libraries to offer in the United States as of October 2012. During the survey, 77 percent of respondents said it was very important that libraries offered free access to computers and the internet.

Most important services for libraries to offer in the United States as of October 2012

Very importantSomewhat important
Librarians to help people find info80%16%
Borrowing books80%15%
Free access to computers and the internet77%18%
Quiet study spaces for adults and children76%19%
Programs and classes for children and teens74%21%
Research resources such as free databases73%20%
Job/career resources67%22%
Free events/activities63%30%
Free public meeting spaces49%36%
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Source

Release date

January 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

October 15 to November 10, 2012

Number of respondents

2,252 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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