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U.S. public library e-book access figures 2015

The graph shows the number of e-books accessed by public libraries in the United States as of June 2015. The source found that 18 percent of surveyed U.S. public libraries had access to 1,000 to 4,999 e-books, including those licensed through state or regional consortium. The median number of e-books accessed amounted to approximately 14.4 thousand.

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Release date

September 2015


United States

Survey time period

April 3 to June 3, 2015

Number of respondents

317 respondents

Special properties

U.S. public libraries only

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "How many ebooks does your library have access to in total, including ebooks licensed through your state or regional consortium?"

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