Frequency of new books being added to U.S. public school libraries in 2016

This statistic shows the estimated frequency of new books being added to school libraries in the United States in 2016, as assessed by public school principals and librarians. The results were sorted by school poverty level. In 2016, about 26 percent of U.S. public school principals and librarians at low level poverty schools estimated that new books are added monthly or more often to their school libraries.

Estimated frequency of new books being added to school libraries in the United States in 2016, by school poverty level

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Source

Release date

April 2017

Region

North America, United States

Survey time period

July 22, 2016 and August 26, 2016

Number of respondents

1,050 respondents

Special properties

Principals in schools with school libraries & school librarians

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* According to the source, 5 percent of respondents selected “I don’t know” for this question

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