Reasons for not borrowing books from media libraries in France, as of 2015

Why don't you borrow books from libraries?

Reasons for not borrowing books from media libraries in France, as of 2015 This statistic illustrates the reasons why people in France do not borrow books often or at all from public libraries, as of 2015. The main reason stated by over 70 percent of respondent is that they preferred to own the books that they read.
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Why don't you borrow books from libraries?

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Share of respondents
I prefer to own the books that I read73%
The books that I look for are not always in stock33%
The loan period of books is too constraining31%
You are afraid to forget to give the books back27%
There is no library near your home26%
There is not a greater choice of books18%
You are afraid to lose the books that you borrow18%
Libraries do not make you want to discover new books13%
Best-sellers are not highlighted12%
The way the books are displayed is not pleasant to look at11%
Librarians do not give good advice on which books to read10%
Libraries do not offer digital books8%
Subscription fees are too onerous7%
None of these reasons9%
Share of respondents
I prefer to own the books that I read73%
The books that I look for are not always in stock33%
The loan period of books is too constraining31%
You are afraid to forget to give the books back27%
There is no library near your home26%
There is not a greater choice of books18%
You are afraid to lose the books that you borrow18%
Libraries do not make you want to discover new books13%
Best-sellers are not highlighted12%
The way the books are displayed is not pleasant to look at11%
Librarians do not give good advice on which books to read10%
Libraries do not offer digital books8%
Subscription fees are too onerous7%
None of these reasons9%
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This statistic illustrates the reasons why people in France do not borrow books often or at all from public libraries, as of 2015. The main reason stated by over 70 percent of respondent is that they preferred to own the books that they read.
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