Activities of library users in the U.S. 2016

This statistic shows which activities U.S. library users took part in when visiting a library or bookmobile in the last 12 months, as of April 2016. Of the survey respondents who visited a library in the last 12 months, 64 percent said they used the library to borrow print books.

When visiting a library in the last 12 months which of these things did you do?

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Release date

September 2016


United States

Survey time period

March 7 to April 4, 2016

Number of respondents

1,601 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

among respondents who have visited a library or bookmobile in the last 12 months

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "In the past 12 months, have you visited a public library in person to...".
Multiple answers were possible.

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